Americana

Real-life Zombieland set? Six Flags New Orleans

With so much that still needs to be rebuilt in New Orleans, the tragedy of Katrina is hard for some to put behind. A...

Largest Abandoned Factory in the World: The Packard Factory, Detroit

Packard was a premier nameplate in the United States, mentioned in the same breath as Duesenberg, Cadillac, Pierce-Arrow, and Lincoln. The crown jewel for...

St. Francis Dam: Worst U.S. Engineering Disaster of the 20th Century

The collapse of the St. Francis Dam in 1928 is one of the worst catastrophes of the twentieth century. Today it is an engineering...
Phineas Gage

Medical Firsts: The Story of Phineas Gage

The year was 1848, and 25-year-old Phineas Gage was earning wages as a railroad worker in Vermont. His task was to blast rock to...

The Only Unsolved Airline Hijacking in U.S. History: D.B. Cooper

  November 24th, 1971. An unknown man extorts $200k from Northwest Orient Airlines in Washington after taking a Boeing 727 hostage.  He releases all the...