The Western Reserve – Connecticut’s Ohioan Outpost

Let’s play a game! I’m thinking of a state. This state is bordered by water on one side. It has towns named New Haven, New London, Greenwich, and Norwalk. Many of this state’s towns are built in the colonial style, […]

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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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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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The Highest Paved Road in Each State

As humans, we’re always looking to move up. Whether that means climbing the corporate ladder or meeting a set of personal goals, everyone’s trying to end up on top of the world. In geographic terms, this manifests itself quite literally: […]

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Outside Wyoming, Outside the Law – Yellowstone’s Kill Zone

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most renowned and visited places in the United States. Established in 1872, the massive park was the introduction to America’s Greatest Idea. Nearly a century and a half later, the preserve still lives […]

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