North America

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Revenant of the Irish Hills Towers

In the early twentieth century the Michigan Observation Company built a tower in the Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan. This annoyed a neighbor, who...
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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....

Ghosts of the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range Railroad

Northern Minnesota's economy has been powered by locomotives for over one hundred and thirty years. The ensuing boom after the nineteenth-century discovery of iron...
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The Psychic Temple of Long Beach

Long Beach, California is known for its beaches and sunny weather. It has one of the world’s largest shipping ports and is a major...
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Begich Towers: 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...
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Casualties of Copper: The Berkeley Pit, Montana

Tales of gold rushes and silver booms are often recounted from a nostalgic perspective, driven by tall tales of adventures into the lawless Wild...