To be a true American Icon, something (or someone) must have origins within the American culture. That first spark might have occurred abroad, but Americans embraced it and made it uniquely their own. So many have tried to emulate them, but these American icons are totally unique.
Rock ‘n’ Roll continues to be one of the most popular musical genres today, especially among young people. It is a true American icon that has grown from our American culture and has become a vital component of our self-expression.Continue reading
“The Legend Rolls On” The Harley-Davidson® motorcycle has a following and a mystique about it that no other motorcycle in the world has. It is part of the American tradition and has become an American icon. The concepts that accompany the name “Harley-Davidson®” are those of freedom and tradition, and riders share a distinct senseContinue reading
Founded in 1976, Apple Computer has worldwide recognition. Those of us who grew up with the Apple Computer revolution may have hardly noticed the changes as they occurred, but when you look back it’s amazing how far the original 3-man partnership has come, what they have created and what effect it has had on globalContinue reading
When you hear the words “Las Vegas,” what most likely comes to mind are bright lights, stage shows and gambling casinos. Today’s vibrant, exciting Las Vegas has evolved remarkably far from the fertile valley it was less than 200 years ago. In more ancient times the area of Las Vegas, Nevada had been the homeContinue reading
From Horse-Drawn Wagon to the Great American Diner A “diner” is typically defined as a prefabricated building or modular structure, designed as a location from which to prepare and serve food. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a diner as “a restaurant usually resembling a dining car in shape”. The name derived from railroad dining cars, sinceContinue reading
Uniquely American… There’s probably no other food considered more uniquely American than the hot dog. Like so many other things in our culture, the hot dog has origins across the Atlantic, but we have succeeded in making it our own. The predecessor to the world famous hot dog is the sausage that has been madeContinue reading