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  • Trick or Treating
    Stories behind the origins of trick-or-treating
    Every Halloween little ones get dressed up and go door to door, trick-or-treating in search of the best candy and goodies in town. For approximately 100 years, trick-or-treating has been a popular tradition here in the United States. Its origins...
  • Grave marker in Fairview Cemetery in Albuqueraue NM
    Albuquerque's Fairview Memorial Park offers historic spirits
    Fairview Memorial Park was the first public cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is located at the corner of Yale Blvd and Avenida Chavez. The front gate and pillars were designed and built by Angelo DeTullio. The older section of the cemetery...
  • Almanac
    High wind, a foot of snow and record temperatures
    High wind, a foot of snow and record temperatures top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 21.1857 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Malakoff,...
  • A Beautiful look at New Orleans Plantation Country
    Step back in time in New Orleans Plantation Country
    New Orleans Plantation Country is one of the best historical places to visit inLouisianawhile relaxing in ahistorical setting. The antebellum houses have beenbeautifullyrestored and maintained to give visitors a peekinto the history and lives of...
  • Walking ghost tours in downtown Lawrence
    Walking ghost tours in downtown Lawrence
    With Halloween just around the corner, it is the perfect time to plan an outing for some haunting fun. Spirit Expeditions is offering walking ghost tours in historic downtown Lawrence. The home of Quantrill’s raid, Lawrence has some colorful...
  • Britney Spears and Madonna kiss during their 2003 VMA performance
    Manager reveals the story behind the infamous Britney-Madonna VMA kiss
    Larry Rudolph, Britney Spears’ long time manager, told Billboard what had happened leading up to the infamous smooch.Amidst performing a medley of hits during the 2003 Video Music Awards, Madonna shocked the world by kissing Britney Spears...
  •  Live cannon ball from American Civil War is exploded in Virginia
    Live cannonball from American Civil War is exploded in Virginia
    A Shot from the American Civil War, which ended 149 years ago, was recently heard in Henrico County Virginia after a live cannonball, containing an intact fuse was found at Fort Gilmer. Fort Gilmer was a fortification used to protect Richmond...
  • Almanac
    A steamy fall day, record snow and wrecked schooners
    A steamy fall day, record snow and wrecked schooners top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 19.1885 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Japan,...
  • Almanac
    Killer tornadoes, shipwrecks and record snow
    Killer tornadoes, shipwrecks and record snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on October 18.1834 - One of...
  • Mayor proclaims Lancaster History Day
    Mayor proclaims Lancaster History Day
    Today Lancaster City Mayor Rick Gray will proclaim it is Lancaster History Day. His proclamation will officially be presented to Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County President Lisa Horst at 10 a.m. The presentation will be made byCity...
  • Almanac
    Snow showers, shipwrecks, and record heat
    Snow showers, shipwrecks, and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 17.1892 - The wood schooner J.E. Gilmore, ran aground...
  • Delphi Canal Park fall fest Oct. 18
    Delphi Canal Park fall fest Oct. 18
    This weekend the Canal Park at Delphi (link) will come alive with harvest fun.The canal boat Delphi will be brought out of the house for one last weekend before its long winter nap.The weather is supposed to be good and the fall colors are...
  • Almanac
    Slushy snow, high waves, and strong wind
    Slushy snow, high waves, and strong wind top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 16.1877 - The wood tug and yacht Minnie F. Sutton had...
  • 'Mummies in the Morning' by Mary Pope Osborne: Reissue of Book #3 in color
    'Mummies in the Morning' by Mary Pope Osborne: Reissue of Book #3 in color
    "Mummies in the Morning" by Mary Pope Osborne is the reissue of the third book in the much-loved "Magic Tree House" series. In this book, Jack and Annie travel to ancient Egypt for their third adventure.A strange black cat...
  • Peter Mortensen
    Sensational murder case and whose executed remains were buried three times
    In the early morning of November 20, 1903, Peter Mortensen ate his final meal: a breakfast consisting of fried potatoes, biscuits, bacon, bread, and coffee with cream. He had a poor appetite and only ate a few bites, for later in the morning he...