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Meridian Hill: A History
District of Columbia
In the nineteenth century, Commodore David Porter built his mansion on a prominent hill sitting directly north of the White House, and the rest of Meridian Hill's history is indelibly tied to the fabric of Washington. John Quincy Adams once resided in Porter's mansion. Union t...
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The Haunted Heart of Denver
Colorado
The Gates of Hell are rumored to lie below a hotel near Denver's capitol building, and there are tales of restless spirits of those buried in Cheesman Park. Above the subterranean darkness, the city streets are haunted by the murderous poltergeist of the Capitol Hill Thug. Eve...
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Manhattan Beach Chronicles
California
An isolated ocean-view village on the dunes above South Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach grew with the arrival of railroads. This quaint, upscale jewel of the Los Angeles County coast has been known for its cottage-style living, the Metlox Pottery Company and the iconic pier....
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Pioneer Ranch Life in Orange: A Victorian Woman in Southern California
California
This previously unpublished account of early California ranch life from 1875 to 1887 covers a pivotal era in Orange County history. Vassar-educated Mary Teegarden Clark captured the future Orange County during its transition from the untamed cattle rancho era to citrus empire....
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Prohibition in Sacramento: Moralizers & Bootleggers in the Wettest City in the Nation
California
Sacramento's open opposition to Prohibition and ties to rumrunning up and down the California coast caused some to label the capital the wettest city in the nation. The era from World War I until the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment brought Sacramento storied institutions li...
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The Clara Nevada: Gold, Greed, Murder and Alaska's Inside Passage
Alaska
February 5, 1898. Witnesses report a giant orange fireball reflected in the glacial waters of Alaska’s Lynn Canal. At the height of Klondike gold fever, the Clara Nevada disappeared into an epic storm— taking passengers and priceless cargo with her. Was the explosion an accide...
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Weinstock's: Sacramento's Finest Department Store
California
In 1874, David Lubin hung a provocative sign over a ten by twelve-foot space on the corner of Fourth and K Streets in Sacramento, California: "D. Lubin: One Price." Thus began the dry goods store that would evolve into Weinstock, Lubin, and Co., one of Sacramento's landmark bu...
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The Great Crescenta Valley Flood: New Year's Day 1934
California
As Crescenta Valley residents gathered to ring in the 1934 New Year, a cloudburst broke over Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains, unleashing a deluge on mountainsides denuded by recent fires. A roaring wall of rocks, mud and water crashed down the canyons, uprooting tr...
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The Puritan Ice Companies: The Ice Empire of California's Central Coast
California
The Puritan Ice Companies operated at Santa Barbara from 1922 to 1986, opening the vegetable markets in the Santa Maria and Lompoc Valleys to wide distribution by pioneering the use of refrigerated railcars. Puritan ran the world's largest poultry plant and, during the World W...
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Parker Homestead: A History and Guide
Arkansas
Nestled in the heart of Poinsett County, Arkansas, Parker Homestead began as one cabin in the backyard of Teressa and Phil Parker in the 1980s. Over the next thirty years, it evolved into a living history pioneer village that transports visitors to the simpler times of their a...
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Legendary Locals of East Boston
Massachusetts
Once a rural paradise known as “Noddle’s Island,” East Boston is the site of key developments in the nation’s history, including the first naval battle of the American Revolution, the creation of the world’s fastest sailing ships, the country’s first underwater tunnel, and the...
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Nebraska City
Nebraska
When Lewis and Clark pulled their way up the Missouri River in the summer of 1804, their journals reported an area of boundless prairie and beautiful streams on the river’s west bank. Fifty years later, the community of Nebraska City was born on that very spot. For many decade...
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Ted Williams and Friends: 1960-2002
Massachusetts
Ted Williams capped a storybook baseball career with a storybook ending, hitting a home run in his last at bat in the major leagues. That blast, on a dreary September 28, 1960, at Boston’s Fenway Park, ushered in a post-playing career during which the Red Sox legend would beco...
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Legendary Locals of Monroe
Louisiana
Located at the center of the 12 rural parishes that comprise northeastern Louisiana, Monroe has long been a tiny metropolis offering its citizens a taste of the colorful politics and rich cultural history for which the Bayou State is known. Featuring the tales of the area’s mo...
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Douglasville
Georgia
The formation of Douglasville coincided when New South ideals were reshaping villages into railroad towns across the South during Reconstruction. In 1875, business and political leaders worked from the ground up to provide Douglasville with each component of a New South town, ...
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