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  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
    Outdoor museum explores Dallas County history
    For the first settlers in North Texas, rocks and trees provided the necessary building materials for their homes and businesses. The oldest man-made stone structure in Dallas County still stands where it was built. Serving as the anchor for the...
  • Blount County Map
    Ghost caused divorce in Alabama
    A ghost reportedly was the cause of a divorce case that broke up a once happy family in Blount County, Alabama back in May 1889. James Martin married a Miss Noel, one of the beauties of the county in the summer of 1884. The blissful young couple...
  • Hunt for helpful Colonial American trees at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park
    Hunt for helpful Colonial American trees at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park
    During Colonial American times, trees served different purposes as they have throughout history. Wood contained chemicals that were used in many ways, such as tanning and making soap. Most importantly trees were used in house and ship building....
  • Alcatraz
    The Haunting of Alcatraz
    The San Francisco Bay remains as one of the United States most beautiful areas. But in it lies one of the most famous haunted places — Alcatraz. Discovered by Europeans, Alcatraz was seen as a barren white rock. The white coloring of the...
  • Useful Family Recipes for Curing Diseases of Man and Beast 1845 part 6
    Useful Family Recipes for Curing Diseases of Man and Beast 1845 part 6
    This is part 6 of a of a 6 part series on the book called Useful Family Recipes for Curing Diseases of Man Beast by William Munger.There were many different cures for some of the same ailments in this book. Recipes for curing animals of different...
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - Big, Brassy, and Overblown - but a  Blockbuster
    Avengers: Age of Ultron, a Big and Brassy if Overwhelming Blockbuster
    After seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron it is readily apparent why writer and director Joss Whedon is stepping down from the helm and turning command of the Marvel universe over to Joe and Anthony Russo, the team that did Captain America: Winter...
  • I told you so
    Time proves Joseph McCarthy right
    Written history and media have painted Joseph McCarthy as a paranoid witch hunter when he was making accusations that communist have infiltrated government, the armed services and even Hollywood.Over 50 years ago our government and the...
  • Everglades City is a walk back in time to Old Florida and its charms
    Everglades City is a walk back in time to Old Florida and its charms
    Do you want outdoor adventure in Old Florida or history and charm? In Everglades City, you can have both. Located on Highway 29, 36 miles west of Miami and 23 miles south of I-75, it is the gateway to the western entrance to Everglades National...
  • Almanac
    Salt in Lake Superior, ice, snow, and hail
    Salt in Lake Superior, ice, snow, and hail 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 Michigan weather events that happened on May 1...
  • Antiques Festival
    Spring into antique shopping in Clinton
    All over downtown Clinton, new banners are popping up, each showcasing landmark buildings like the depot and the Ritz Theater. This weekend those banners will show you the way to one of the biggest events of the year, the Clinch River Spring...
  • Almanac
    Deadly spring blizzard, tornadoes, and shipwrecks
    Deadly spring blizzard, tornadoes, and shipwrecks 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 weather events that happened on April 30...
  • Maypole
    May Day, a pagan festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight
    May Day is a cross quarter day that marks the end of the winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations.It's hard to imagine when you see a beautifully...
  • Almanac
    Record snowfall, a wildfires, shipwrecks and record heat
    Record snowfall, a wildfires, 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 weather events that happened on April 29.1899 - Grand Rapids sets the...
  • Bennett Place
    150th Anniversary of the Surrender at Bennett Place
    I just returned from a trip to Raleigh North Carolina. April 26, 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of General Joseph Johnson surrendering the Confederate Army of Tennessee to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman. The agreement was finalized on...
  • Top 10 horses that paid the most to place in Kentucky Derby history thru 2015
    Top 10 horses that paid the most to place in Kentucky Derby history thru 2015
    The Kentucky Derby has been run annually since 1875. Here is a list of the horses that have paid the most to place in Kentucky Derby history up to the 2015 running of the American classic.To win a place bet, the horse you bet on must either win a...
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