Americana

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Holy Land USA

Waterbury is the fifth-largest city in Connecticut and is often called the “Brass City,” an homage to its centuries-old roots as a producer of...
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The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

On the Maryland side of the Potomac River just west of Chesapeake Bay, the largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere sits half-sunk and...
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There Was Nothing in the World Like Action Park

Action Park was one of the first water parks in the United States, and by the time it closed in 1996 it was the...

The Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School of Gary, Indiana is on the short list of American high schools that have graduated more than 75 classes of...
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Howard Johnson’s, Host of the Bygone Ways

For more than seven decades American roads were dotted with the familiar orange roof and blue cupola of the ubiquitous Howard Johnson’s restaurants and...

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...