Bagger 293: Biggest Vehicle in the World

Exactly how big does a land-based vehicle need to be to qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records as largest in the world?...
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La Rinconada, Peru: Highest City in the World

Exactly how high is the highest city in the world? How about over 3 miles? La Rinconada Peru is a rare case: an old...

True Story of The Missing Mines of The Wild West

The missing mines of the Wild West are fantastic tales of treasures lost in the Wild West of America. According to folklore, a person who...

Orewinners and Deadmen: Lead Mining in Swaledale

Guest Post Series             Photos & Words by Guy Carpenter Swaledale at the start of the 21st century is known mostly for its beautiful countryside:...

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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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...