Americana

Nueces County Courthouse: Empress in Distress

When it was built in 1914, the Nueces County Courthouse was both majestic and massive. The local newspaper proudly declared “the new building poses...
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Concrete Arrows and the U.S. Airmail Beacon System

Scattered across the United States are a network of mysterious concrete arrows. They are often found in remote locations or areas difficult to access....

Spoils of US Fidelis

This house in Middle America fits the definition of excess (unless you consider having a bowling alley and an eight-car garage necessary). It’s builder’s...

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...

Texas City Disaster: Deadliest Industrial Accident in U.S. History

Across the bay from Galveston in Texas is Texas City, a busy port with convenient access to Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. In...