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At Arcadia, we believe you can never get enough history. That’s why we have this online blog, where we share unique American history stories, author features, and even some previews of our newest books. Join the community of history buffs here at Arcadia Publishing, and explore even more of American history today!
The Top 10 Reasons to Raise Chickens
If you’re wavering on whether or not to install a chicken coop and some clucking critters in your backyard, check out the list below. You might be able to convince yourself (and your loved ones) with these reasons, compiled by author Christine Heinrichs from her book, How to Raise Chickens.
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One of the Most Haunted States in America – Do You Live There?
Missouri has the Gateway Arch, which is the largest arch in the world; the Ozark Mountains; and the Missouri River, the longest river in North America. It is the second largest cave state in the United States. With more than 6,000 recorded caves, it borders more than eight states, and is known as the Show Me State. Writers Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, and Langston Hughes; actor Brad Pitt; and rapper Nelly, among other notable celebrities, all hail from this great state. Missouri has both mid-western charm and southern neighbors, and, to top it all off, it’s one of the most haunted states in the country.
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5 Fascinating Culture and History Topics to Explore Today
If you’re absolutely in love with the experience of reading and learning, then it only stands to reason that you’ve read your share of non-fiction books over the years. It’s not hard to see why, either. Non-fiction literature on topics like history, culture, and people are so much more than just collections of information. They’re also part of our collective story as human beings.
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Why Olvera Street Should Top Your List of Places to See in L.A.
As a tourist attraction, Olvera Street has its roots in the late 1920s, when Christine Sterling began a fundraising quest to save Avila Adobe. The oldest standing residence in Los Angeles had been slated for demolition. Her dream expanded to include all of Olvera Street, hoping to restore it to its original Mexican and Spanish heritage. Many of the original buildings were saved in the process, and craftspeople and artists opened businesses along the street, creating a place for visitors to learn about the early history of Los Angeles.
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Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch on KTRK-TV
Jayme Lynn Blaschke's book Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse will be published by The History Press on August 1. As we count down the days until publication, Jayme has been writing about his journey as an author on his blog Chicken Ranch Giberish. Below is his latest post.
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