North America

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BTI: An Alaskan Town in a Tower

In the 1950s the United States government built a bunker of a residential skyscraper in the Alaskan wilderness. The purpose of the bomb-proof mid-century Hodge...

Oklahoma’s Hidden Chalkboards of Yesteryear

The Emerson School dates to 1895 and is one of the first public schools built in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The classic building is already...
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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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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...

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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The Ground is Smoking in Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia was incorporated as a borough in 1866 when coal was discovered in the area. Coal mining gave birth to the town and it...