Population One – America’s Single-Person Towns

Today is Fat Tuesday! In most of the country, that just means one more day until Lent begins, but here in my home of New Orleans it’s the culmination of several weeks of parades. Mardi Gras is easily my favorite […]

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North Dakota’s Obsession with Giant Animals

North Dakota is one of those states that no one seems to visit. You really have to mean to go there – even cross-country drivers typically bypass it to the south on I-90. And while I personally love the state, […]

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Inside City Limits – Empty Spaces in American Cities

America might be a land of wide open spaces, but when it comes to its population, it’s undeniably urban. Over 70% of Americans live within greater metropolitan areas, and the number is growing every year. So, it’s no surprise that […]

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Pumping You Up – America’s Most Unique Gas Stations

Gas stations are the underappreciated heroes of our world. We all use them, and yet they get absolutely no recognition for the role they play in keeping us moving. Everyone remembers their trip to the Grand Canyon, but no one […]

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Atomic New Mexico

The atomic bomb is quite possibly the most significant invention of the 20th century. Its raw, destructive power was almost solely responsible for ending the deadliest war in history. It launched countries into superpower status, set the tone for the […]

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Here Comes Santa Claus – A Christmas Special

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In only a few short days, hundreds of millions of Americans will be leaving cookies out for Santa, unwrapping presents, and drinking unbelievable amounts of eggnog. Christmas is a time for family, […]

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Cryptozoology – Bigfoot and Beyond

There are massive sectors of the tourism industry dedicated to wildlife viewing. The thrill of seeing new and exotic creatures can draw visitors from all over the world. We can see this in action from the savannas of Africa to […]

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Drowned Towns

The US, like most other places in the world, has found its population steadily increasing since its inception. With this continued population growth comes the need to supply people with two key resources: power and water. Dams provide an efficient […]

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Bridges Less Traveled

Many of us cross bridges every single day on our way to work or school. They are an essential and ever-present aspect of American infrastructure. Unless you have a crippling fear of bridge crossings, I doubt you even notice every […]

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