One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway.
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Visitors to Hertford County in northeastern North Carolina can trace how appliances like phonographs, music boxes and radios evolved by visiting some of the largest collections in the world at the Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana. The museum in Murfreesboro is one of the state’s quirkiest attractions.
In the late 1700s, a group of colonists disgruntled with British rule decided to revolt and overthrow the government. This wasn’t Washington and Jefferson, it was a group called the “Regulators.” And unlike their counterparts a few years later, these patriots were defeated in battle and several were hanged as traitors. However, their tactics would become a model for the American Revolution.