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Pittsburgh Tries Prohibition

Pittsburgh loves to drink. In the early twentieth century, Pittsburgh, and western Pennsylvania, had been filled with breweries and distilleries. In fact,...

The secret Boston gang that fought the Stamp Act

The Stamp Act, which Great Britain passed in early 1765, went into effect 255 years ago this week. Many Americans know the...

Stalking North Carolina: U-Boats in the Outer Banks

World War II was fought in nearly all corners of the globe, but few recall that North Carolina saw action in 1942,...

The Tennessee Lawsuit That Remade American Politics

Anyone following this year's election knows that the courts matter -- and there may be no bigger example of this than Baker...

The Sordid Story of Marquette’s Holy Family Orphanage

In Marquette, Michigan, stands the old Holy Family Orphanage. Built in the early 1900s, the orphanage quickly built a reputation not as...

Meet Sandra Lord: The “Tunnel Lady” of Houston

Sandra Lord has been giving guided tours of Houston for so long she is almost a historic landmark herself. Her expertise on...