Many think of Coney Island as the iconic, family-friendly amusement park that remains a staple for summertime fun for New Yorkers and tourists alike. But few know the origins of how the Wonder Wheel Park came to...
We have a number of writers here at Arcadia Publishing, most of whom have enjoyed the excuse to decline social gatherings to write more. As a homage to the writers of the past, here are eight books that...
When the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo guaranteed previous Spanish and Mexican land grants, as well as rights for Native Americans to their ancestral homelands. However, organized property theft began soon after....
In 1939, Ernest Hemingway made his first visit to Idaho's Sun Valley. "A hell of a lot of state, this Idaho," he told a companion. The famous author had just finished a pronghorn hunt. Now he was...
Are sharks the most feared animal on the planet? Definitely. How can this be? They aren’t found on land, wandering the streets, lurking in city shadows, or even hiding under your bed. And even though we all...
Having written #1 hit songs in five different decades, Bobby Braddock is one of country music's most successful and prolific songwriters. Here are five books to read that will have you putting your old records on!
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, barbershops and hair salons have been closed across the country for months now. Because of this, you probably fall into one of these categories: 1.) You're embracing the...
Edgar Allan Poe ranks as one of the most beloved American authors in all of literature. Many credit him as a macabre master of the Romanticist genre and the Godfather of Goth. While the whole world would...
On June 10, 1652, at only 28 years old, Massachusetts silversmith John Hull opened the first mint in America in defiance of English colonial law. The first coin issued was the Pine Tree Shilling, designed by Hull.
By the turn of the twentieth century, train travel was commonplace and relatively safe, even on far-flung routes through the harsh mountain landscape of the Pacific Northwest. But in the winter of 1910, Washington state’s Cascade mountain...

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