American History TV – History of Hot Air Ballooning – (CLICK HERE)

History of Hot Air Ballooning

Troy Bradley talked about hot air ballooning and the role the balloons have played in U.S. history, including the Civil War and beyond.?Albuquerque is the hot air balloon capital of the world, and holds one of the largest hot air balloon competitions in the world each year.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Albuquerque, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community.?Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.

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American Girl’s “Saige Paints the Sky” movie will be released on DVD starting July 2nd. The movie was filmed around Albuquerque and New Mexico and showcases the beautiful scenery of the state while telling Saige’s story. You can see it on Saturday, July 13th at 8/7c on NBC or pick up the DVD for a glimpse of New Mexico’s scenic beauty.

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Enter to win a Saige-inspired trip to Albuquerque

We are thrilled that American Girl’s® Girl of the year, Saige Copeland, calls Albuquerque, New Mexico her home! She loves riding horses on her grandma’s ranch, painting New Mexico’s beautiful scenery and balloon rides above the city, which is known as the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World.

To celebrate, we are sending one lucky girl and her family on a Saige-inspired trip to Albuquerque – plus she’ll get her very own Saige Doll, signed books, a $400 VISA gift card and more!

Plan Your Trip

Plan your own Saige-inspired trip to Albuquerque

We hope many girls and their families will choose to travel to Albuquerque to experience a little taste of what Saige’s story is all about. Visiting families can be inspired by the same types of activities that Saige would enjoy around the city.

Plan your own trip incorporating events and activities inspired by Saige’s love for art, nature and hot air balloons. There are even some Saige-inspired hotel packages to choose from!

PLAN YOUR TRIP

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Albuquerque featured in “Saige Paints the Sky” movie

American Girl’s “Saige Paints the Sky” movie will be released on DVD starting July 2nd. The movie was filmed around Albuquerque and New Mexico and showcases the beautiful scenery of the state while telling Saige’s story. You can see it on Saturday, July 13th at 8/7c on NBC or pick up the DVD for a glimpse of New Mexico’s scenic beauty.

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