Typically, historians have keen researching instincts, insatiable curiosity, and shrewd detective skills in their skill set. Now, add scuba diving to that list. As it turns out, Georgia is home to dozens of historic sites, all underwater!...
World War II was fought in nearly all corners of the globe, but few recall that North Carolina saw action in 1942, when German submarines arrived in the Outer Banks. Over seven months, seventy-five ships would sink...
This mid-1960s aerial view of Philadelphia's Washington Square shows the Philadelphia Athenæum, located on ground that once held the Walnut Street Prison/Jail (Goal). The grave site of the unknown soldier from the Revolutionary War is situated...
The Stamp Act, which Great Britain passed in early 1765, went into effect 255 years ago this week. Many Americans know the name -- and know that it was an important escalation on the way to the...
Napa Valley is known for its wine and winemakers, but just beneath the fertile soil lies another, more complex version of its history. That history stretches from African American farmers to female brothel owners. But one of...
In 1876, years before South Dakota would become a state, The Yankton Press and Dakotian reported that “A large party will leave Yankton for the Black Hills. A party from Wisconsin will also leave today and join...
Natural disasters are unavoidable; but it’s a community’s response to catastrophe that changes and, hopefully, improves over time. When a flood ravaged Virginia in 1870, it inspired a humanitarian response and revealed the limits of local government’s...
How important is filming on location, rather than at the studio? The answer lies in the opening scene of a 1960 Paramount film called The Rat Race. Tony Curtis...
Chicago, that tough midwest city on Lake Michigan, is known for many things, including the meat packing industry, the birthplace of the skyscraper, deep dish pizza, Al Capone, and basketball superstar Michael Jordan....

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