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Tracy S. Morris
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Tracy S. Morris is a freelance writer and fiction author. She lives in the Fort Smith area with her husband and two dogs. The dogs are in charge. Tracy is the editor of the container garden web magazine Eden's Containers. You can find Eden's Containers on the web at http://www.edenscontainers.com.

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History
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
The Hello Bordello - Fort Smith's Miss Laura's Social Club

One of the first ever bordellos to receive national recognition from the National Register of Historic Places is also one of the only former bordellos to hold a city's visitor center. Over 100 years ago, Miss Laura's welcomed lonely gentlemen by offering a high-class setting and expensive "transactions." Today the "Hello Bordello" offers a very different kind of welcome to visitors of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

History
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Fort Smith - The Home of the Hangin' Judge

In the days when the west was wild, Fort Smith was known as the execution capital of the world thanks to Judge Isaac C. Parker. Parker handed down a mandatory sentence of death by hanging to 160 men and women during his tenure as Judge for the Western Arkansas district of the United States, 79 of which hung on his gallows. Today Parker's courtroom is preserved at the Fort Smith National Historic Site in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Home & Garden
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
The Floating Gardens of Mexico City

Since the 13th century, farmers near present-day Mexico City have built raised beds directly into lake Xochimilco in order to practice intensive farming. These gardens, known as chinampas, have been a UN World Heritage Site since the late 1980's. But that status and the very existence of the chinampas are in danger thanks to pollution and urban expansion.

Home & Garden
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Bed Bugs Part 3: What to Do If You Have Bed Bugs in Your Home

Once you recognize that you have a bedbug problem, you need to treat it immediately before it becomes worse

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Bed Bugs Part 1: Identifying the Pests

After World War II, bed bugs were virtually eliminated from the continental United States. But in recent decade, this parasitic bug has crept back into the country.

Sports
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Minimialist Running Shoes (Part 3)

With the rise in popularity of minimalist running, several shoe companies have rushed to fill the demand.

Sports
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running (Part 2)

Barefoot running is a hot trend in the sport of running. But some doctors claim that they are seeing a rise in foot injury due to the practice.

Sports
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
The Barefoot Running Craze (Part 1)

The latest trend in running shoes is to wear no shoes at all.

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Las Vegas - A Gardener's Paradise

If you love to garden, you probably don't think of Las Vegas as your destination of choice for vacation. But if you find yourself vacationing in Las Vegas, there are plenty of attractions both on and off the strip that will keep even the most discriminating gardener entertained.

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Vegas With Kids

Las Vegas has a reputation for being an adult playground. So what does a vacationer do when they find themselves in Vegas with underage family members? Fortunately, there are a few attractions in Las Vegas that remain kid friendly.

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Want to Visit the Titanic? Theme Museums Make it Easy

Since the discovery of the Titanic on the ocean floor in 1985, thousands of artifacts have been removed from the ship's wreckage on the ocean floor. Many of these artifacts have been placed in one of over 200 Titanic exhibits worldwide.

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Walking in Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is the home of Mega Hotels. These hotels are all-inclusive resorts with casinos, restaurants, shopping, attractions and swimming pools all built right into the hotel. But if you want to leave your own hotel and explore the city, there are several traveling options open to you.

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Vegas for Romance

Las Vegas is a town of instant weddings, showgirls and gambling. But the town with the nickname "Sin City" has a softer, more romantic side as well. Honeymooners or couples in love can find several options for romance amid the neon, glitz and glitter of Vegas.

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Las Vegas Parks and Museums -All of the Glitz, a Little Less Neon

Most tourists visit Las Vegas for glitzy casinos and kitschy resorts. But Vegas has several museums and parks that are just as entertaining as the resorts on The Strip.

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Can't Afford A Trip to Venice? Viva Las Vegas!

If you can't afford a trip to an exotic destination, Las Vegas may be the next best thing. Many of the Vegas Hotels recreate the look and feel of famous cities including New York and Venice.

Home & Garden
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
The History of the Garden Gazing Globe

Most people know gazing balls as a slightly kitchy garden ornament on par with the lawn gnome. But the history of the gazing ball is tied up in conspicuous consumption and a man named "Mad King Ludwig."

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
The Shocking History of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for gambling and adult entertainment. But the city was actually founded by Mormon missionaries.

Travel & Places
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
5 Ways that the iPod Enhances Summer Travel

Apple products such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone are common space saving devices for communication. Thanks to the apps catalog, these devices can improve your summer vacation as well

Health
by Tracy S. Morris
8 years ago
Tips for More Effective Dieting

Thanks to media attention, most Americans are aware of the dangers of obesity. A obese person who loses just 10 percent of their body weight will reduce their risk for major health problems such as diabetes. Despite the claims of fad diets, the best method to shed pounds is still to trim calories and exercise.

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