When most of us think back to our childhood school days, we can remember at least a handful of kids who thought history class was a drag. To them, history was just a jumble of names and...
For some of us, 1996 might seem like a lifetime ago. For others, it feels like it was just yesterday. However, some things never change. Today, Americans from coast to coast are getting ready to immerse themselves...
Now that fall’s finally here, we’re finally able to get excited about celebrating all that comes with it. We’re saying goodbye to the long dog days of summer and hello to cooler temperatures, crisp breezes, and beautiful...
Can any of us really picture America the Beautiful without also instantly picturing such majestic places as the Yosemite, Yellowstone, or the Grand Canyon? National parks have been part of our collective image of America for so long, that...
Cleopatra may be best-known for her immense beauty and powers of seduction, but there’s far more to her story. However, it is prudent to note that there lies some doubt as to the precise details of her biography,...
During the over 60 years that Ellis Island served as an immigrant station for those looking for a promising new place to call home, it welcomed several million new Americans to the country. In fact, it has been estimated...
This post was written by David Bulit, author of Lost Miami: Stories and Secrets of Magic City Ruins For years, I have been exploring and photographing abandoned places, mostly in the state of Florida...
We’re all familiar with the swashbuckling tales of Blackbeard and his crew. These harrowing stories of ships and their captains seizing the seas and looting crews that cross their path have captured our imaginations for decades. But...
At their core, state hospitals across the United States shared the same goals and challenges: to treat America’s mentally ill. They rose in popularity during the mid-to-late 1800s, and remained open through most of the 20th century....
It’s undeniable that the War of 1812 marked a shift in American history. The war is notable not only because it changed America’s place in the global marketplace, but because a young America fought the country with the greatest naval power...

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