Americana

Meet the Man Who Owns Florida’s Oldest Working Post Office

His name is Fredrick Wood III. But to the 150 or so people who live in the small community of Evinston, Florida, he's simply Fred. Everyone here knows Fred because he's the caretaker of the Wood & Swink Post Office and Community Store. It's the ...

Photographer Documents Disappearing Road Stops

A sometimes little-noticed piece of roadside America is quickly fading from the nation’s landscape. Humble, solitary rest stops were commonplace off highways across the United States during the middle of the last century. They were products of a cul...

Music City’s Creative Revivial

Creativity reigns supreme in Nashville. With classic venues to hear live music almost on every corner, this is the city where artists come to get noticed. But Nashville's talent pool goes far beyond the music scene. Trendy folks with a great eye fo...

Jaxson’s Serves Up Great Food & the Kitchen Sink

Stepping into Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant in Dania Beach is like stepping into a time capsule of Americana. The rustic interior has been the signature at this South Florida institution since the 1960s. That’s when late owner Monroe Ud...

The Original Mast General Store is Still the Best

Selling everything from cradles to caskets, Mast General Store opened its doors in picturesque Valle Crucis, North Carolina in 1883. With its creaking hardwood floors and original potbelly stove, this is the kind of place that defines Americana. ...

Men Are Advised to Visit This Miami Shop

Miami is known for its hot bodies and high fashion. But of all the shops that cater to men in the 305, few sell quality, mostly American-made goods. That’s where Supply & Advise has stepped up. Operating out of a temporary location since 20...

Where to Find the World’s Smallest Police Station

One of the most famous tourist spots in the Florida Panhandle is an old-fashioned telephone booth in Carrabelle. The story goes that in 1963, police officers were having a problem keeping the phones answered while trying to catch speeders on the tow...