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Remembering The Apollo Program

During the last few months, public health experts have called for a massive, moonshot-style response to the coronavirus -- a new "Apollo...

The Father of Film: Thomas Edison

Who comes to mind when you think of innovators in the movie business? Spielberg? Hitchcock? Chaplin? What about Thomas Edison?  Following breakthroughs...

The Forgotten History of Two New Orleans Vampires

Vampires come in many fictional forms, some of them serious, some of them silly. But what form do real vampires come in?...

Rationing In WWII: How Some Restaurants Survived

Rationing and food shortages had a huge impact on the average citizen and upon the restaurant business in Santa Cruz County during...

Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Hero

Your town is under invasion. What do you do? Hide? Flee? Not sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington! She rode through forty miles of enemy-infested...

The History and Lore of Fire Island

Monsters, pirates, and legends populate the history of New York’s Fire Island. In fact, their stories persist to present day — perhaps...