Building an Empire: Restoring the Biltmore Estate

In the late 19th century, George W. Vanderbilt II opened a mansion on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina. Called Biltmore, it...

Blood, Black Gold, and a town called Borger – Texas...

For a brief moment that most would struggle to call "shining," the town of Borger, Texas was on the way to...

Departed in Big D: The Ghosts of Dallas

Ghost hunting is a national pastime, and historic Dallas has an abundance of spooks to keep supernatural seekers busy. And although the...

Iowa Caucus 101

A brief history of one of the most confusing events in the presidential election All politics is local,...

South Bend and The Better Homes

When systemic racism tried to stop them, South Bend residents built a “nice neighborhood” for themselves. You may...

Texas Boomtowns and the Quest for Oil

When you think of Texas in the 19th century, you undoubtedly picture cowboys, Native Indians, and colorful immigrants all fighting for survival...