Americana

The Story of Gennie Pilarski

Genevieve "Gennie" Pilarski quietly passed away in her nursing home room one September day in 1998 at the age of 79.  Few noticed or...

Ishi: The Last Wild North American Indian

Guest Post Series words by Cary O'Dell It was August of 1911, when Sheriff J.B. Webber of Oroville, California, got word of a strange “savage” found...
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Blue Ridge Blight on Afton Mountain

In the 1950s and 60s the motor court rest stop at Rockfish Gap on Afton Mountain was a motoring mecca, offering Virginia motorists a...
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Relic From a Bygone Era: Pressmen’s Home, Tennessee

Located in the hills of Eastern Tennessee, this abandoned complex was once home to the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union of North America....

Bannerman’s Castle on the Hudson

On a lonely island fifty miles north of New York City, the bricks of a once-proud castle slowly return to the earth. The crumbling...
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The Last House on Holland Island

Built in 1888, this Victorian home from a different era has braved the elements and fought shoreline erosion on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay...