History

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Ochamchire Abkhazia: Casualty of War

On the east coast of the Black Sea, about 125 miles (200km) south of Sochi, sits the shell of a once-vibrant town. Ochamchire (also Ochamchira) was...

Count Bagno’s City of Toys: Consonno, Italy

When Count Mario Bagno purchased a large amount of land in the remote northern hills of Italy fifty years ago, he envisioned building a...
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City United Methodist Church of Gary, Indiana

Perhaps one of the most iconic abandoned structures in Gary, City United Methodist Church was once the pride of the community. Built in 1925,...
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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...
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Fort Carroll: Secure Bird Sanctuary?

In the mid-nineteenth century, Baltimore’s ports needed increased protection along the Patapsco River for the routes between Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay. By 1848, the...

Henry Ford’s Failed Town: Fordlândia

Henry Ford was a mastermind of efficiency. It wasn't so much what he invented, it was how he made things better. His successes in...