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June 17, 2019
The Great Plains Are Not as Dry as They Seem
Ice age airflow and modern-day man have shaped, altered and even devastated Nebraska's lands.
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June 17, 2019
The Hare Krishna Palace of Gold
Set in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, New Vrindaban is home to the largest Hare Krishna community in America. It's also known as "America's Taj Mahal."
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June 10, 2019
Where to Spend Your Golden Years
Del Webb was a real estate mogul with a dream - of creating a new kind of village where senior citizens could grow old in comfort and style.
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June 10, 2019
This is Why Hemingway Fell in Love with Sun Valley
Ernest Hemingway first visited Sun Valley in 1939 and moved to Idaho permanently in 1960. Hemingway was often spotted in town at the Sawtooth Club, when he wasn't writing, hunting, or fly-fishing.
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June 3, 2019
The Shocking Link Between Unemployment and the Gateway Arch
It's incredible to think that St. Louis's Gateway Arch, a modern architectural marvel designed by Eero Saarinen, was built out of a federal grant set up to address unemployment during the Depression.
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June 3, 2019
Vice in Miami
The Port of Miami is as well known for its connection to the drug trade as Miami Beach is for its wild parties.
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May 27, 2019
Why Thousands of Nature Lovers Flock to the Berkshires
Built in 1932, the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower sits atop Mount Greylock, the state's highest peak.
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May 27, 2019
Traveling Route 66
Route 66 might be all-but obsolete now that interstate highways traverse the country, but during the 1920s and 30s, it was the "Mother Road," leading desperate Americans out to the promising west.
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May 20, 2019
How the Brutal Trail of Tears Got Its Name
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 resulted in the forced relocation of over 15,000 Cherokee people--a third of whom died during the journey to Oklahoma.
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May 20, 2019
If You're a Thrill-Seeker, You Need to Visit This Place
From bungee jumping off the Royal Gorge Bridge to trekking up Pike's Peak on the Cog Railway, Colorado is the ultimate vacation destination for adventurers everywhere.
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May 13, 2019
A Stunning Look at the Country Music Highway
Some of the biggest country music recording artists from Loretta Lynn, to Patty Loveless, to Naomi and Wynonna Judd had humble beginnings in Kentucky.
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May 13, 2019
Why Should You Remember the Alamo?
Almost a month after 200 Texan rebels were defeated at the Battle of the Alamo, the rebel army got its revenge, earning Texas its independence.
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May 6, 2019
A Big Helping of Beer and Chicken
What do a Garrison Keillor sketch, Bavarian beer-brewing immigrants and a place where chickens are right to be nervous have in common? Find out.
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May 6, 2019
Take a Trip to Glacier National Park
Experience Glacier National Park's awe-inspiring peaks, untouched forests, pristine alpine meadows, and breathtaking lakes.
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April 29, 2019
Turning Prairie into Promised Land
Farmers have turned Kansas' fertile land from prairie to crop fields, making the state America's breadbasket; it's now first in the production of sorghum, second in wheat, and seventh in corn.
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April 22, 2019
A Look at Bonnie and Clyde's Escape Route
Blazing down back roads and running from the law, notorious criminals Bonnie and Clyde fled many crime scenes on these Arkansas roads.
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April 22, 2019
The Breathtakingly Beautiful Town of Carmel, California
Carmel, California, is home to thriving marine population and breathtakingly gorgeous coasts. No wonder the actor wanted to run it.
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April 15, 2019
Restoring the Musical City of New Orleans After Katrina
Since hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans, groups like Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation and Habitat for Humanity have rebuilt the homes of thousands of residents.
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April 15, 2019
The Battle for Indiana
Long before settlers set foot in Indiana, many Native American tribes lived there undisturbed. But trouble started brewing when Europeans and Americans arrived and fought for control of the land.
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April 8, 2019
The Legendary Spot Where Elvis Recorded His First Song
Beale Street in downtown Memphis was officially declared the "Home of the Blues" by an act of Congress in 1977.
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April 8, 2019
What Makes Great Salt Lake So Great?
Covering 1,700 square miles, Utah's Great Salt Lake is the biggest saltwater lake in the western hemisphere.
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April 1, 2019
Scenic Enough for Jurassic Park
The waterfalls of Hawaii's Mount Wai'ale'ale are so picturesque, abundant, and untouched, Steven Spielberg shot parts of his original dino thriller there.
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April 1, 2019
Russia Gave Us a Discount on Alaska
Many ridiculed Secretary of State William Seward for purchasing Alaska from Russia in 1867. But he turned out to be quite the shrewd businessman.
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March 26, 2019
How a Quiet Town Evolved into an Industrial Powerhouse
The old mill town of Lowell was named for an industrial pioneer who helped give birth to Massachusetts' and America's industrial age.
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March 25, 2019
The Awe-Inspiring Monument Rocks
Eighty million years ago, western Kansas was underwater; the remains of what lived in the sea then turned into chalk, eventually eroding into the large rocks that now tower over the flat countryside.
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March 18, 2019
Daniel Boone's Wilderness Road
Forbidding mountains were no match for Daniel Boone. When he was hired by a wealthy businessman to forge a trail through the Cumberland Gap, he emerged on the other side of the mountain two weeks later.
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March 18, 2019
Vacationing on Martha's Vineyard
The breathtaking beaches and quaint seaside cottages of Martha's Vineyard make it a dream vacation destination for many of its visitors - some of which include presidents, celebrities, and even one famous, fictional shark.
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March 11, 2019
White Mountain National Forest
Whether on foot, by raft or from a car, no experience of the White Mountain National Forest beats the view from above.
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March 11, 2019
Early U.S. Settlers' Dirty Dealings with the Osage Nation
For the Osage Nation of Missouri, signing an 1808 peace treaty with the U.S. government was the beginning of a path to betrayal and broken promises.
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March 4, 2019
Don't Let Yellowstone's Beauty Fool You into Thinking it's Safe
While Yellowstone has a reputation for beauty and leisure, it can also be a dangerous place. One man, Truman Everts, discovered this firsthand in 1870 when he became lost there for 37 days.
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March 4, 2019
In Wisconsin, Evidence of Human Sacrifice
Wisconsin's Aztalan State Park is home a mysterious pyramidal mound built by the prehistoric Native Americans who once lived there. Excavations of the site have yielded intriguing, and grisly, findings.
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February 25, 2019
Why Yellowstone Can be a Magnet for Deadly Misadventures
Every year, people are injured or killed at Yellowstone with distressing regularity: from the two women who tried to take a selfie with an elk, to victims of bear attacks, to people falling into the thermal pools.
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February 25, 2019
The Importance of Yellowstone in Native American History
Yellowstone is steeped in Native American tradition, with the region seen as the ancestral home of tribes like the Blackfeet, Shoshone and Umatilla.
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February 18, 2019
How LBJ's Family Home Influenced His Landmark Legislation
Many of president Lyndon B. Johnson's most important policies--from the Civil Rights Act to Medicare--were influenced by his modest upbringing in Central Texas.
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February 18, 2019
Mount St. Helens
Mount St. Helens sits quietly now, but her legacy is one of devastating destruction.
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February 11, 2019
This Canal Helped Georgia Reclaim Its Resources
Cotton is the crop that has shaped Georgia's landscape and economy for hundreds of years.
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February 11, 2019
A Breathtaking 110-Mile Alaskan Railroad Built in Two Years
Built during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, the Yukon and White Pass Railway is a stunning sight. Given its speedy, two-year construction, this narrow gauge railroad, with its sky-high beams, is quite the marvel.
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February 4, 2019
Where Whiskey Runs Like Water
Lynchburg, Tennessee is home to the oldest registered distillery in the US and its world-renowned whiskey - Jack Daniel's.
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February 4, 2019
Death Valley: One of the Most Extreme Places on Earth
Southern California is home to some of the most extreme landscapes on the planet--none more so than Death Valley where, in 1913, the temperatures reached a world-record high of 134 degrees fahrenheit.
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January 28, 2019
This State Produces 270 Million Pounds of Popcorn Per Year
A large portion of Indiana's economy relies on an invaluable crop: corn. Popcorn plants like Pop Weaver have perfected the production of our favorite movie snack down to a science.
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January 28, 2019
Bourbon and Bluegrass Go Hand in Hand in Kentucky
Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, called Kentucky his home. Today, in the town of Rosine, musicians gather every Friday night to honor Monroe's legacy.
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January 21, 2019
Evel Knievel's Famous Snake River Canyon Jump
On September 8th, 1974, famous daredevil Evel Knievel climbed into a steam-powered rocket and attempted to blast across Idaho's Snake River Canyon.
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January 21, 2019
What You Never Knew About Tabasco Sauce
Tabasco sauce got its start after the Civil War, when Edmund McIlhenny of Avery Island, Louisiana, began fermenting his red pepper plants in order to make a spicy sauce.
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January 14, 2019
The Juicy Rivalry Between Georgia and South Carolina
Georgia may be known for its peaches, but this four-story water tower in Gaffney, South Carolina was designed as a giant peach to let the world know that South Carolina produces the most peaches in America.
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January 7, 2019
Why No One Died in the Delaware River Crossing
It's hard to imagine a better outcome than the one engineered by George Washington crossing the Delaware River in 1776 with 2,400 troops. This is how he did it, and then won the Battle of Trenton.
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January 7, 2019
One of the Most Remote Places in the U.S.
The northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula, less than 2 miles wide, is a secluded home to numerous wineries, wheat fields and picturesque lighthouses.
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December 24, 2018
The Sandy Shores of Myrtle Beach
At the heart of South Carolina's Grand Strand lies Myrtle Beach, the state's most famous coastal town.
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December 24, 2018
Obama's Favorite Beer is Made Here
Two of the most well-known Pennsylvania pioneers have become household names, with factories that continue to produce two classic American products - Hershey's chocolate and Yuengling's beer.
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December 17, 2018
Where Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse Defeated Colonel Custer
Custer's Last Stand took place at the Little Bighorn River, where he led over two hundred soldiers into battle against thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
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December 17, 2018
The Views of the Olympic Mountains Are Truly God-Like
In 1788, a British mariner passed by the majestic, snow-covered mountains of northwest Washington - the peaks seemed the perfect dwelling place for Greek gods, so he named them the Olympic Mountains.
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December 10, 2018
How a Western Legend Put Utah on the Film Map
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off every January in Park City, Utah - it's now one of the largest independent film festivals in the world.
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December 10, 2018
Nebraska is the Home of Reliable Tractors
When Nebraska was a territory, Omaha had served as it's capital, but after statehood a town called Lancaster was chosen instead and renamed, Lincoln.
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December 3, 2018
How Buffalo Bill Became a Water Tycoon
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody wasn't just a famous showman, he was also a frontier scout, Pony Express rider, prospector, guide, and Union soldier in the Civil War.
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December 3, 2018
You've Never Heard the Story of the Pilgrims Like This Before
When they first arrived on the coastline, the Pilgrims anchored in Provincetown before crossing Cape Cod Bay and settling in the more sheltered haven of Plymouth.
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November 26, 2018
A Horrific Tragedy at Frank Lloyd Wright's Home
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beloved properties, Taliesin, was inspired by Wisconsin's natural beauty. But its history is mired in tragedy.
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November 26, 2018
Here's Why the Battle of Vicksburg Was So Important
Marching through Mississippi, Ulysses S. Grant focused his efforts on the city of Vicksburg. Surrounding and firing upon the city for weeks on end, he forced its citizens to the brink of starvation.
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November 20, 2018
The Strikingly Unusual Clingstone Mansion
J.S. Lovering Wharton built this house on a rock off the coast of Rhode Island because, as legend has it, he wanted a place where no one could bother him.
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November 19, 2018
Where to Sell Your Soul for the Delta Blues
Where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil and where the first juke joints started playing a new kind of American music, Clarksdale is the birthplace of Delta Blues.
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November 13, 2018
Why 500 Men Gather in a Little-Known Louisiana Field
Five hundred passionate Civil War reenactors gather every year to live in period tents, wear costumes and play out every step of the little-known Battle of Port Hudson.
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November 12, 2018
Why Portland Allowed "Rum Breaks" For City Workers
A harbortown at heart, Portland Maine has a rich history in everything from prose to Prohibition.
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November 5, 2018
What Do You Know About the Golden Gate Bridge?
Our country's most iconic bridge stretches across one of the world's finest natural harbors.
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November 5, 2018
Niagara Falls
Carved by the epic force of melting glacial ice, Niagara Falls instills awe in its visitors through its natural majesty and its raw power.
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October 29, 2018
Do You Know What the Hollywood Sign Originally Said?
The famous Hollywood sign was built in 1923--but not to publicize the growing film industry. In fact, it was constructed to advertise a new residential development with a different name.
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October 29, 2018
The U.S. Army's Legendary Buffalo Soldiers
For twenty years, the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis blazed trails for African Americans as the U.S. Army's first peacetime regiments of black troops.
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October 22, 2018
How a Resort Town Became an Abandoned Toxic Wasteland
In the 1960s, the Salton Sea was home to a thriving resort town frequented by celebrities like Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys. Today, it is a ghost town, suffering from a high toxin levels in the water.
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October 22, 2018
The Black Blizzards of Oklahoma
What the farmers who settled Oklahoma's lands didn't know was that the years of plentiful rain were only a brief segment of a cycle that would bring drought, dust storms, and devastation.
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October 15, 2018
How the 726-Foot-Tall Hoover Dam Was Built Ahead of Schedule
The world's biggest dam at the time of its construction, Hoover Dam solved the problem of the overflowing Colorado river with sleek design and brilliant American engineering.
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October 15, 2018
The Intense War Between the Modoc Tribe and the U.S.
The struggle for local Native American tribes of California to hold on to their lands came to a head at Lava Beds National Monument, in 1873. There, 60 members of the Modoc tribe managed to hold off 600 U.S. soldiers.
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October 8, 2018
Arizona's Jaw-Dropping Mile-Long Meteor Crater
In the northern Arizona desert, an imposing-looking crater shows the impact of an ancient meteor crash. Until the 1960s, it was mistakenly believed to be a volcanic crater.
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October 8, 2018
How 60 Million Bison Became 1,000 in a Century
In the late 1700s, more than 60 million bison roamed the Great Plains. Over the years, demand for fur and meat drove their numbers down until, by the end of the 19th century, there were just a 1,000 left.
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October 1, 2018
The Law Behind the Great Plains' Giant Square Plots
If you fly over the Great Plains today, giant squares of land immediately stand out. Many of these are the 160-acre plots forged out of the prairie by 19th-century pioneers, a legacy of the Homestead Act of 1862.
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October 1, 2018
What Some of the Most Important Civil Rights Sites Look Like Today
The Civil Rights movement was defined by seismic events that all took place in the South: the murder of Emmett Till, Rosa Parks refusing to leave her bus seat, and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Selma-to-Montgomery march
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September 24, 2018
Half of All North American Shorebirds Use This Rest Stop
Cheyenne Bottoms is the nation's largest inland marsh, an area of over 60 square miles. It's also the favored resting spot of many species of migrating birds, from pelicans to 27 species of ducks.
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September 24, 2018
How Much Salmon Can a Kodiak Bear Devour?
Separated from their mainland cousins for 10,000 years, kodiak bears have become the largest subspecies of brown bear on Earth. Here's what it takes to feed them.
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September 17, 2018
Ohio Natives Who Went on to Make History
From actor Paul Newman to astronaut Neil Armstrong, Ohio is home to some of the most influential and recognizable people in history.
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September 17, 2018
Why Filmmakers Love New York City
There's something about New York City that Hollywood can't resist, since the early 1900's the city has served as the setting for thousands of films.
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September 10, 2018
Natural and Unnatural Wonders of Virginia
Next to Virginia's wonder of the natural world, the 200 foot tall Natural Bridge, sits Foamhenge, a replica of Stonehenge made entirely out of styrofoam.
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September 10, 2018
One of Nature's Most Amazing Sights
One of Yellowstone's most popular attractions, the Grand Prismatic Spring is home to some of the earliest forms of life on Earth.
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September 4, 2018
Why Few Survive a Climb Up Alaska's Frigid Denali
For many climbers, Mt. McKinley presents the alluring chance to reach the top of our continent. But the dangers involved in doing so are very real and sometimes very sudden.
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September 4, 2018
The Influential Decision of the Little Rock Nine
In 1957, the Little Rock Nine, as they came to be known, returned to Arkansas' Little Rock Central High School day after day, facing angry crowds opposed to desegregation.
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August 27, 2018
Roswell's Bizarre Aircraft Boneyard
This ordinary small town holds extraordinary significance for aviation: it's home to Elvis' private jet, an airplane demolition yard, and the most famous aircraft that no one's ever seen.
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August 27, 2018
Puerto Rico's #1 Crop Isn't Sugar, But It's Still Sweet
Puerto Rico's agricultural economy was once dominated by sugar plantations. Today, the same fields hold everything from corn and rice to bananas, plantains, and mangoes.
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August 21, 2018
Insane Views of the USA in a Minute
America is one of the most breathtaking and diverse geographical places on Earth. From monuments to mountains and canyons to coastlines, take a speedy aerial tour through our country's most stunning sites.
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August 20, 2018
This Is Where the Wright Brothers First Flew
In a shining moment of American history, two brothers from Ohio put North Carolina on the map for being the place where they turned their fantasy of flight into reality.
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August 13, 2018
One of America's Most Legendary Military Command Centers
From a secret underground command center carved out of the Rocky Mountains, the North American Aerospace Defense Command used to watch the skies for Soviet missiles and prepare for a nuclear attack.
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August 13, 2018
The Volcanoes of Hawaii
Hawaii was born around 40 million years ago, from sea volcanoes and the shifting Earth.
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August 6, 2018
This is How Mark Twain Got His Pen Name
Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River fueled the imagination of a young boy named Samuel Clemens. The world would later know him as Mark Twain.
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July 30, 2018
Why Amelia Earhart's Memorial Is Best Seen from the Air
Home of Amelia Earhart and the first commercially produced plane in the country, Kansas has earned its reputation as the capital of flight.
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July 23, 2018
How the Great Fire of 1871 Actually Benefitted Chicago
Though tragic, if it hadn't been for the Great Fire of 1871, it's unlikely Chicago would have had the opportunity to redesign the city with the modern skyline it has today.
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July 23, 2018
How the Alaska Gold Rush Turned Out to Be a Hoax
Near the turn of the 20th century, Alaska lured thousands of eager prospectors in search of precious minerals to its bountiful mountains. What many found was far more treacherous.
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July 16, 2018
Why Is Wisconsin Called the Badger State?
The early 19th-century discovery of lead in Wisconsin attracted miners from Cornwall. The peculiar, makeshift dwellings they slept in gave the state its nickname.
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July 16, 2018
Without Fort Lee, There'd Be No Hollywood
While Thomas Edison is best-known for inventing the lightbulb, it's often forgotten that he also set up the world's first movie studio, in Fort Lee, NJ.
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July 9, 2018
How the Rajneesh Cult Overran This Oregon Town
In the early 1980s, an Indian guru named Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh arrived in the town of Antelope, Oregon and set up a commune for his followers. It was the beginning of an extraordinary sequence of bizarre events.
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July 3, 2018
How John Dillinger Went from Pesky Thief to Public Enemy No. 1
Entering the Indiana State Reformatory in 1924 as a petty thief, John Dillinger left as a hardened and dangerous criminal. Countless bank robberies and prison breaks later, he soon sealed his fate as one of the nation's most notorious criminals.
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June 18, 2018
The Reason Why DC Is Between Maryland and Virginia
As everyone knows, Washington, D.C. is named after the first U.S. president. But do you know how he chose its location?
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June 18, 2018
Aerial Views of Eco-Friendly Homes in New Mexico
In an unwelcome environment, building an eco-friendly house is a major challenge. But architect Mike Reynolds thinks he's found a design solution in his innovative "Earthships."
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June 11, 2018
Victory on Lake Erie
The waters of Lake Erie may be peaceful today, but in the early nineteenth century they were filled with battleships.
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June 11, 2018
Where to Find Vampires in America
The tiny town of Forks, Washington became known for its teenage vampires thanks to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. And HBO's True Blood established Natchez, Mississippi as another vampire haven.
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June 5, 2018
Vegas Might Be for Weddings, But Reno is For Divorce
Unhappy wives flocked to Reno in 1931. It was easier to get divorced in Reno that anywhere else in the country - and that turned the little city into the capital of unhappy couples.
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June 4, 2018
The One Place JFK Felt He Could Be Alone
In the midst of the biggest crises of his presidency, John F. Kennedy always knew there was one place he could go to collect his thoughts alone: his decadent family summer home in Hyannis Port.
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May 29, 2018
How Alabama Specialists Burn a Forest Safely
Grab your ticket for a scenic cross-country flight, from the mountains to the prairies, and from sea to shining sea.
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May 28, 2018
Oklahoma's Strangest Scenery
Sand dunes, salt plains, and toxic soils: the vast "deserts" of Oklahoma are more than unusual.
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May 16, 2018
The Importance of the Continental Divide
Much of the water in the US comes from the Rocky Mountains, so mineral mines nearby must take extra precautions not to pollute the drinking water of milllions.
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May 14, 2018
This is Where Rosa Parks Changed History
More than half a century ago, civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for equality in Montgomery, inspiring a national movement through acts of nonviolence.
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May 7, 2018
The Land of Mountaintop Removal
Over five hundred mountains in West Virginia have been destroyed because of new mining techniques used by coal companies in the Appalachians.
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May 7, 2018
How Minnesota and Music Made Bob Dylan
When a Minnesota boy named Bob Zimmerman began playing folk music in coffeehouses, he changed his stage name and went on to become the musical genius known as Bob Dylan.
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April 30, 2018
Pennsylvania's Amish Country
Pennsylvania's Amish population maintains its religious practices and austere way of life, tending some of the most productive farmland in the country.
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April 30, 2018
This is Where Elvis Bought His First Guitar
Every year, fans make the pilgrimage to Elvis Presley's hometown to see his birthplace and parade their classic Rock and Roll cars around town.
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April 23, 2018
The Best Rock Pillar for Sport Climbing
First conquered in 1992, the climb up the east side of a 300-foot rock pillar named "Monkey Face" has become the ultimate rock-climbing challenge.
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April 23, 2018
The Spectacular Draw of Devils Tower National Monument
In the wilderness of Wyoming, there's a magnificent pillar of ancient lava so unique, that even geologists are at odds on exactly how it was formed.
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April 16, 2018
Stephen King's Spooky Stay at the Stanley Hotel
In September of 1974, author Stephen King and his wife checked into the Stanley Hotel. During his stay there, King came up with the idea for The Shining.
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April 16, 2018
Why the Film Industry Is So Attracted to Bonanza Creek
Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch is an all inclusive film location in New Mexico.
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April 9, 2018
If You're an Adventurer, Idaho Is the State for You
Idaho has more wild and remote public lands than any state outside of Alaska. Covering 2.3 million acres, The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area stretches right across the heart of Idaho.
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April 9, 2018
Why Brown Bears Are Misunderstood
Historically feared by humans, brown bears were once aggressively hunted in the contiguous U.S. Because of this, 95% of these majestic creatures live in Alaska.
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April 2, 2018
Why There's a Pyramid in Wyoming Dedicated to Crooks
Two of the biggest pioneers in U.S. railroad history were brothers, Oakes and Oliver Ames. And while they were later found out to be criminals, a large granite pyramid would later be erected in southern Wyoming, in their honor.
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April 2, 2018
The Insanely Ambitious and Corrupt Plot to Grow L.A.
In 1898, the mayor of Los Angeles, Fred Eaton, came up with an audacious plan to drive up the value of local real estate. He would secretly divert the water from an entire river valley in the north to the city.
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March 26, 2018
How Did a Grizzly Bear Get on California's Flag?
As more and more settlers began to pour into California throughout the 1840s, the local Mexican authorities regarded them with suspicion. This would set off a chain of events culminating in the Bear Flag Revolt.
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March 6, 2018
Why Wyoming Takes Women's Rights Seriously
Wyoming was the first state to allow women the right to vote in 1870, and when Congress threatened to derail Wyoming's statehood unless the right was revoked, the state refused to back down.
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March 5, 2018
Jefferson's Monticello
With gardens, skylights, and the famous dome room, Jefferson designed his home to be more than a place to live; it was his architectural legacy.
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February 26, 2018
The Lawless Land of Billy the Kid
Ranchers, cowboys and gunslingers dominated the Wild West, and in the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid proved that he was one of the most ruthless and cunning outlaws around.
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February 26, 2018
What Happened to Christopher McCandless
In 1992, Christopher McCandless set off to test if he could survive alone in the wilds of Alaska. It didn't go as planned.
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February 20, 2018
A Glimpse Into the Highest Mountain of the Cascade Range
In 1880, John Muir boldly hiked to the icy summit of one of Washington State's most recognizable landmarks. He would later go on to became one of nature's greatest advocates.
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February 19, 2018
What the Oregon Trail Looks Like Today From Above
One of America's greatest highways is barely visible from the ground. It's only from the air that you can pick out the remains of the Oregon Trail.
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February 13, 2018
The World's First Camels Roamed... South Dakota?
The Badlands of South Dakota are filled with the fossils of fascinating and surprising prehistoric animals: saber-toothed cats, large-headed pigs, and even the first camels.
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February 12, 2018
Florida's Forgotten Coast
The white beaches on the Florida Panhandle make up what's known as Florida's forgotten coast; its sandy beaches and natural beauty have remained trapped in time.
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February 6, 2018
Why an Infamous Fight Over $1.75 Led to a Bloody Family Feud
Kentucky's State Penitentiary has been serving up justice since 1889 - a time when family feuds, like the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feuds, were settled with violence and blood.
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February 5, 2018
The Twelve-Year Pig War
In 1859, when an American farmer shot a pig on an island that both Britain and America claimed, a twelve-year-long standoff known as the Pig War began.
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January 29, 2018
What Are These Eerie Abandoned Tanks Doing in Puerto Rico?
In the middle of Flamenco Beach lies an abandoned U.S. army tank covered in graffiti -- a remnant of a time when the U.S. valued Puerto Rico for its strategic military value.
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January 29, 2018
How Was the Grand Canyon Formed?
In the 19th century, many people believed that landscapes like the Grand Canyon were shaped by volcanoes and earthquakes. But one American geologist named John Newberry had different ideas.
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January 22, 2018
Mount Rushmore Was Supposed to Look Very Different
It took more than 14 years for Mount Rushmore to be completed. During it's construction, unstable stone forced the the sculptor to dynamite Jefferson's original face.
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January 22, 2018
Breathtaking Views of the Largest Glacier in North America
Alaska's Bagley Icefield is a gargantuan pool of solid ice that spans 120 miles. It produces many glaciers, including the massive Bering Glacier, which deposits 6.5 trillion tons of water a year into the Gulf of Alaska.
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January 15, 2018
A Secret Refuge for Elk Thought to Be Extinct
As many as 500,000 tule elk once roamed the coast of California, but they were hunted to extinction in the mid-1860s. Or so we thought...
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January 8, 2018
Without This Woman's Help, Lewis and Clark Were Goners
Lewis and Clark first met Sacajawea and her French husband Toussaint Charbonneau in the Dakota Territory. The couple joined the expedition, acting as translators and guides.
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January 1, 2018
How a Giant Lazy River of Grass Became the Everglades
The Florida Everglades are home to a patchwork of ecosystems in a constant state of change--so much so, they look different from one year to the next. Here's how this magnificent floating landscape came to be.
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January 1, 2018
The Incredible History of Sunken Ships in San Francisco
In 1850, hundreds of migrant ships arrived in San Francisco harbor, fueled by gold rush. But many of these ships weren't needed after that and were simply sunk, making the city a maritime archaeologist's dream.
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December 25, 2017
The Making of Modern Day San Antonio
After Spanish conquistadors crossed the Rio Grande In the 1500s, they built a string of native missions in an area that would later become San Antonio.
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December 18, 2017
How John Henry Became an American Folk Hero
The railroad tracks that crisscross West Virginia pass through the state's mountains - an engineering feat made possible by the steam-powered drill, or, according to legend, a man named John Henry.
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December 18, 2017
America's First Successful Homestead
In 1862, Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. For just eighteen dollars, the law entitled men over twenty-one to claim 160 acres of land, provided they farmed it successfully for five years.
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December 11, 2017
The Dark History of Maine's Harbor Island
The beauty of Harbor Island shrouds the secrets of a dark history.
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December 11, 2017
Sedona's Mysterious Energy Field
New-Agers have been coming to Sedona for years because of its mysterious spiritual energy, but they weren't the first to believe in its religious power.
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December 5, 2017
The Stunning Filming location of "The Horse Whisperer"
The Horse Whisperer, shot in Montana and starring Robert Redford, tells the story of a troubled family, a troubled horse, and the horse whisperer who brings them together.
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December 5, 2017
What Lewis and Clark Thought About Washington's Peaks
On November 6th, 1805, the Columbia River finally brought Lewis and Clark to their journey's end at the Pacific coast.
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November 27, 2017
Where the Richest Sunbathe and Socialize
On this Rhode Island beach, the mansions and the sunshine are reserved for socialites and high society - from the Astors to the Wideners, these are the homes of America's oldest and richest families.
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November 27, 2017
The Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War
The deadliest battle of the Civil War took place on this small piece of farmland that has become known simply as Gettysburg.
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November 20, 2017
Why People Believe Dudleytown, Connecticut Is Cursed
With fields full of pumpkins and forests full of ghosts, this New England state might be the perfect place for tricks and treats.
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November 20, 2017
Here's a Glimpse of What American Life Used to Be
Tucked away from modernity, New Castle gives us a glimpse of what American life used to look like.
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November 13, 2017
Manhattan's Evolving Skyline
The skyline of Manhattan grew drastically and rapidly through the early 20th Century. Even today, the iconic architecture is reinventing itself before our very eyes.
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September 25, 2017
This Impressive Idaho Waterfall Is Taller Than Niagara
If you think Niagara Falls is breathtaking, wait until you experience Idaho's Shoshone Falls, the "Niagara of the West."
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September 25, 2017
The Best View of the Grand Canyon
Scientists still don't entirely comprehend the 1.5 billion year history of the Grand Canyon; it's a story of erosion that has created one of the most breathtaking sites in America.
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September 19, 2017
How Alabama Became Home to 'Rocket City'
Originally home to the first NASA space station and post-WWII's Operation Paperclip, quaint Huntsville, Alabama is etched in history as 'Rocket City.'
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September 18, 2017
This Engineering Job Is Not for the Faint-Hearted
The engineers working on 3 World Trade Center in New York are among the most daring around. Not only do they operate their machinery up to 1,000 feet above street level, they do it without a safety harness.
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September 11, 2017
Providence Canyon
It's gorges are gorgeous! Locals call this geological beauty "Little Grand Canyon."
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September 11, 2017
How a Broadway Show Made Charleston a Household Name
Charleston's history and residents are nothing if not colorful.
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September 11, 2017
America's First Terrorist or National Hero?
Situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, Harpers Ferry is the site of legendary abolitionist John Brown's historic raid on the US armory in 1859.
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August 28, 2017
For Bourbon Fans, Kentucky Is the Holy Land
Kentucky's Old Crow Bourbon Distillery is the birthplace of the spirit favored by Mark Twain and President Ulysses S. Grant.
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August 28, 2017
Rikers Island Inmates Bury the Unclaimed Dead for Work
Every day, a group of detainees leave Rikers' Island prison in New York. Not to go to court, but to volunteer for an unusual job: digging graves.
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August 21, 2017
Scandal in the Biosphere
A giant 2.2-acre terrarium, Biosphere 2 was hailed as a marvel of modern science - until the scientists who volunteered to live inside it were embroiled in scandalous rumors of sex and deceit.
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August 14, 2017
How Rockefeller Jr. Forced the Creation of a National Park
When millionaire John D. Rockefeller Jr. first visited Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1926, he vowed to preserve the awe-inspiring land, and began secretly buying thousands of acres to open a national park.
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August 14, 2017
The Wolf of Omaha's Streets
After his arrival in Omaha in 1892, Tom Dennison - nicknamed the "Grey Wolf" - controlled the city's street's for more than 30 years.
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July 31, 2017
What It Takes to Master North America's Tallest Mountain
The challenges and thrills that come with reaching the summit of Denali, the highest peak in North America.
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July 31, 2017
Christ of the Ozarks: One of the Tallest Statues in America
Controversial and colossal, the Christ of Ozarks statue in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, stands over seven stories high.
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July 18, 2017
The Stunning Way Cranberries Are Harvested
In season, cranberry bogs dot the Massachusetts topography, their bright red pools especially eye-catching from above. These striking marshes produce much of the berries that go into juices, jams, and sauces across the nation.
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July 17, 2017
How America's Public Parks Were Born
Manhattan is home to one of America's best urban ideas: public parks. Learn how Central Park, the first of its kind, was given a completely visionary design that's since influenced cities around the country.
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July 11, 2017
These Views of Oregon's Vineyards Are Intoxicating
An explosion in the number of vineyards in Oregon proves that wet winters in the Willamette Valley produce quality wines.
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July 10, 2017
The Largest Area of Protected Wilderness in the U.S.
Covering twenty percent of New York's total territory, Adirondack Park is the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States.
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July 3, 2017
Anything but Humble: Hearst Castle
Fly over the mansion William Randolph Hearst built and George Bernard Shaw deemed, "The place God would've built if he had the money."
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July 3, 2017
Georgia O'Keeffe's New Mexico
The famous American painter Georgia O'Keeffe found inspiration in New Mexico, repeatedly painting its natural and manmade landmarks.
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June 26, 2017
This College Has Housed Some Serious Celebrities
The University of Missouri boasts the oldest journalism program in the world. Its famous former students include Tennessee Williams, Sam Walton, and Brad Pitt, among many others.
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June 26, 2017
Missouri's Strange History of Extreme Natural Disasters
In 2011, a one of the deadliest tornadoes in the history of the U.S. hit Joplin, MO. But almost 200 years earlier, another devastating natural disaster rocked the state.
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June 16, 2017
This Controversial Supreme Court Decision Was a Civil War Catalyst
In 1847, two Missouri slaves launched a remarkable lawsuit for their freedom. The Dred Scott case would go all the way to the Supreme Court, and its outcome lead the nation closer to Civil War.
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June 5, 2017
The Breathtaking Natural Riches of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's fortune was built on timber and fur, and its plentiful natural resources helped bolster the burgeoning U.S. economy during the 19th century.
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June 5, 2017
The Restorative Power of North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt made his was to North Dakota to hunt bison, it wasn't long before he fell in love with the wild, western land.
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May 22, 2017
How Avery Island Became a Refuge for Birds
Fearing that Louisiana's snowy egret was on the verge of extinction, Edward Ned McIlhenny founded the Bird City wildfowl refuge on Avery Island in 1895.
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May 22, 2017
Where to Find Dinosaurs in Montana
In 1978, a rock shop owner scouring the plains of Montana discovered the skeletal remains of a complete unknown type of dinosaur.
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May 8, 2017
Why Cathedral Ledge Is Perfect for Extreme Rock Climbers
A lure for thrillseekers across the country, the beautiful Cathedral Ledge can prove deadly if climbers mis-step as they scale her rockface.
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May 1, 2017
Aspen's Best Indoor and Outdoor Attractions
Spend some time indoors with the Telluride Film Festival. Then embrace the Colorado outdoors at some of the most breathtaking ski resorts and hiking trails in the world.
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April 24, 2017
A Scenic Virginia Road Worth Over $4 Million Dollars
The winding roads, charming towns, and picturesque Mabry Mill make the Shenandoah Valley one of the most scenic parts of Virginia.
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December 19, 2016
The Defense of Fort McHenry
Do you know how our National Anthem came to be? We have a raging battle, a young poet and Maryland to thank.
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November 23, 2016
Atlantic City's Giant Bootlegging Elephant
In the 1920s, one of Atlantic City's famous landmarks -- Lucy the Elephant -- was rumored to be a signal post for incoming bootleggers hoping to thwart Prohibition.
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November 14, 2016
Which National Park Draws 25 Million Visitors a Year?
The National Mall attracts an unbelievable amount of visitors each year. Here's what they come to see.
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November 7, 2016
Where Cars Drive Over 230 MPH
Nearly 300,000 people gather every Memorial Day to witness the legendary Indianapolis 500, one of the greatest spectacles in U.S. racing.
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September 5, 2016
Why Anchorage Is a Winter Sports Playground
Dog-sledding in public parks, a furry winter festival, and a playful take on the Running of the Bulls are just a few ways Anchorage residents celebrate their incredibly frosty home.
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August 15, 2016
These Orange Groves Are a Feast for the Eyes
Nearly a third of world's orange juice comes from Florida's expansive orange groves and successful processing plants.
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August 5, 2016
Why This Giant Puerto Rican Fort Kept Growing
In 1539, the Spanish began building a fort in San Juan to fend off attacks from European rivals. The fort was known as "El Morro," and as the attacks on it multiplied, so too did its defenses.
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August 5, 2016
The First Women to Complete the Oregon Trail
In 1836, Narcissa Whitman and her husband Marcus joined a group of missionaries traveling west along the Oregon Trail. It was the first time a woman--or a wagon--had ever attempted the trip.
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August 1, 2016
The First American Settlers
John Smith's encounter with Pocahontas was only one of many confrontations between the new settlers to Jamestown Island and the native tribes that lived there.
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August 1, 2016
Which State Looks the Most Like Mars?
Soaring over Utah, it's easy to imagine that you've left Earth and have stepped onto another planet.
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June 6, 2016
Take a Trip to the Legendary Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, one of the most famous and pristine golf courses in the world, was developed by Samuel F.B. Morse in the early 1900's.
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May 9, 2016
Magnificence and Turbulence in Our Nation's Capital
From the air, it's clear that Washington, DC, is no ordinary city. Its landmarks stand as a historic tribute to our nation's incredible history.
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February 8, 2016
How Ford Jump-Started America's Love Affair with Cars
Michigan is the birthplace of both Ford's Model-T and the legacy of the American auto industry.
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January 18, 2016
This Is Actually America's First Small Town
Founded by Spaniards four whole decades before Jamestown, St. Augustine, Florida, is our oldest town.
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December 7, 2015
The Heartwarming Story Behind the First Thanksgiving
The first pilgrims who settled in Plymouth suffered a brutal winter, facing disease and exposure in a new land. But the following spring, members of the Wampanoag tribe paid them a visit that would result in an enduring American holiday.
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November 2, 2015
The Tragic Bad Axe Massacre of 1832
In 19th-century Illinois, tensions between settlers and local Native American tribes led to a series of escalating confrontations. The violent culmination of these conflicts drove Sauk leader Black Hawk and his tribe out of the state.
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October 26, 2015
Paterson, NJ: Birthplace of U.S. Industry?
In 1791, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton needed to establish an "industrial city" to power the nation's economy. He found the perfect place in northern New Jersey.
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September 28, 2015
Yellowstone Is Overdue for an Eruption?
Tall tales take on a life of their own when witnesses past and present begin to describe the grandeur of Yellowstone. But her imminent eruption is no stretch of the truth.
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September 7, 2015
Michigan's Big House
The University of Michigan's football stadium is called the "Big House" because it's the biggest in the country, and even with 109,901 seats, its biggest games are always sold out.
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September 7, 2015
Why Vermont Is the Best Place for Fall Foliage
Take a journey over the fiery red foliage of fall and the covered bridges of Montgomery, Vermont.
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August 17, 2015
The Bridge Capital of the World
Pittsburgh's glass industry put it on the map, but it's steel that makes it one of America's great industrial cities, and its 446 bridges that make it the bridge capital of the world.
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August 10, 2015
The South Carolina Statehouse
Adorned with over 44,000 pounds of copper, the South Carolina statehouse has a long and weathered past.
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August 10, 2015
Why Denver is an Art-Lover's Paradise
Originally just a lone saloon for worn out miners, Denver is now the state capitol and most populous city in Colorado, with a tradition of modern architecture and an iconic airport.
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August 3, 2015
The Problem with Wild Horses
Mustangs aren't native to the hills of the American west, but today they run rampant throughout Nevada.
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July 27, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia: Home of Martin Luther King Jr.
From natural resources to national icons, Atlanta is adorned in history.
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July 20, 2015
Tour Nike's Oregon Headquarters from the Air
In 1971, Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight launched their own sportswear company, Nike, named after the Greek god of victory.
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July 13, 2015
The Surprising Link Between the Grand Canyon and Ancient Egypt
For centuries, travelers have visited popular Grand Canyon monuments like the Osiris Tower and the Temple of Ra. But where do these ancient Egyptian names come from?
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July 13, 2015
The Heart of Charlotte
Ever since the first gold flakes were discovered nearby, Charlotte has been a bustling metropolis and the financial epicenter of North Carolina.
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July 6, 2015
You Can Find the Oak Tree From 'Shawshank Redemption' Here
In the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood's biggest stars considered Malabar Farm an ideal getaway.
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June 22, 2015
The Home of the Wright Brothers
In their hometown of Dayton, Ohio, the Wright brothers made aviation history with their Model B flyer.
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April 27, 2015
Al Capone and Chicago's Violent Mobster Past
In an already violent city, Al Capone stood apart. And he proved it in 1929, when his men executed a rival gang in what's now known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
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April 6, 2015
This Irish Immigrant Prevented a Train Wreck
In 1881, 17-year-old Kate Shelley braved a stormy Iowa night to warn an incoming train about a bridge that had given away.
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March 30, 2015
The Plane Crash that Claimed Three Rock Legends
The death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in an Iowa cornfield became known as "The Day the Music Died" after the 1971 Don McLean song.
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January 12, 2015
How Francis Marion Became the Father of Guerrilla Warfare
The swampy, cypress-covered Francis Marion National Forest was once an escape route for a controversial figure in America's fight for independence.
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January 5, 2015
How a Diphtheria Outbreak Spawned the Iditarod
Each year, mushers drive a pack of 16 dogs through the rough wilderness between Anchorage and Nome in honor of a famous Alaska medical emergency.
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December 29, 2014
A Frigid Bootcamp for Scientists
To prepare for an 90-mile, 8-week research trip across Alaska, apprentices in Juneau's Icefield Research Program must first learn how to survive in the wild.
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December 15, 2014
The Soul of Louisiana
Where the first American mafias, Louis Armstrong, and chef Emeril Lagasse started out, New Orleans remains the soul of Louisiana.
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December 8, 2014
The Biltmore Estate
Just a quaint summer home for the Vanderbilt family, The Biltmore Estate and its grounds are as stunning from the air as they are from the ground.
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November 10, 2014
A New View of Vegas
Started by mobsters and ruled by Wall Street, the Las Vegas strip has become the capitol of extravagance...and bad behavior.
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September 29, 2014
America's First Multimillionaire
In 1828, John Jacob Astor built a trading post on the Missouri River. Business was so profitable that it only took four decades for Astor to become America's first multimillionaire.
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August 18, 2014
This Small Town Was Home to a Big Celebrity
As a precocious 3-year-old in small-town Mississippi, Oprah Winfrey learned how to entertain an audience when she was encouraged to recite bible passages to her church.
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August 11, 2014
On the Shores of the Great Lakes
Surrounded by four of America's Great Lakes, Michigan has more freshwater shoreline than any other state. Each of its shores has its own unique landscape, from forests, to beaches, to giant walls of sand.
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July 21, 2014
You Probably Don't Want Your Airline Pilot to Try This
Third generation stunt pilot and Minnesota's favorite daredevil, John Mohr, attempts astonishing aerial acrobatics in his 1943 Stearman biplane.
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July 14, 2014
A Rare Look at the Secret Site of the Atomic Bomb
In 1942, one thousand families were pushed out of Oak Ridge, Tennessee as part of The Manhattan Project - the US government's top secret initiative to engineer an atomic bomb.
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July 7, 2014
Alaska's Glaciers Take Up More Space Than All of West Virginia
There are about 30,000 square miles of glaciers in Alaska, many of which have been melting rapidly. The largest, the Bering glacier, deposits 6.5 trillion gallons of water a year into the Gulf of Alaska
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June 23, 2014
How Memphis Celebrates MLK Jr.'s Legacy
From the Smithsonian's Rock and Soul Museum, to the Stax Museum of American Soul, to the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis is a city rich in music, art, culture.
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June 23, 2014
A Volcano 10 Times More Forceful than Mount St. Helens
There are 50 active volcanoes in Alaska, two of which blow their tops every year. But nothing compares to the 15 cubic kilometers of magma that spewed from this volcano in 1912.
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June 16, 2014
Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing
Every year on the anniversary of the most horrifying act of domestic terrorism in America, people gather to remember the Oklahoma City Bombing at a memorial built on the site of the attack.
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June 16, 2014
How to Build a Windfarm
Every windmill in this huge windfarm will need to be put together piece by piece in a delicate procedure that takes the power of a machine and the precision of human hand.
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June 2, 2014
The Deadly Bells
Colorado's Maroon Bells are some of the most photographed mountain peaks in the world, but climbers know that they're also unbelievably dangerous.
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May 19, 2014
Boston's Puritan Roots
Settled by Puritans in the 1630s, Boston has grown from a humble city on a hill to a modern metropolis.
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April 21, 2014
A Bird's Eye View of the Waco Siege
The crumbling foundations of the remains of the Branch Davidian compound tell the story of a few fateful weeks in North Texas in 1993.
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March 10, 2014
Utah's Otherworldly Landscapes
Despite its dry desert landscapes, Utah is a land of endless surprises, and Glen Canyon is one of them, rivaling Arizona's Grand Canyon for sheer majesty.
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February 17, 2014
How the Notable Charles Lindberg Began a Life of Flying
Charles Lindberg's dreams of flight took off at a young age, when an airplane flying over Little Falls, Minnesota captured his imagination.
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July 16, 2013
Where Paul Bunyan Was Born
Folk hero Paul Bunyan and his trusty ox Babe come from Bemidji, Minnesota - a town that's still proud of its lumberjack roots.
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December 14, 2012
The Mysterious Roswell UFO Incident of 1947
In 1947, when a local rancher claimed to have found a flying saucer in his field, Roswell became the center of conspiracy theories and a tourist destination for anyone in search of little green men.
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November 30, 2012
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Home to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the legendary ride of Paul Revere, Portsmouth has earned its place in American history.
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November 2, 2012
Pearl Harbor
Years after the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor, the devastation is still visible from the air.
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November 2, 2012
Is Blackbeard Haunting North Carolina's Ocracoke Island?
The waters surrounding North Carolina's Ocracoke Island may look peaceful, but these perilous waters have a history of pirates, shipwrecks and headless ghosts.
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November 2, 2012
The Dark Side of the Mississippi River
A home to wild animals, a source of power, and an occasionally destructive force -- the Mississippi river, with all of its burdens and blessings, is the heart of the state.
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