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USA Fun Facts


  • According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are 140 towns and cities in the U.S. that have the word “Christmas” in their names.
  • Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate.
  • Jimmy Carter Was the First President Born in a Hospital.

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Christmas, 1876

A Pioneer Christmas

Christmas for many in the Old West was a difficult time. But, to these strong pioneers, the celebration would not be forgotten, be it ever so humble.

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  1. I really love your articles. I’m from Oregon and it’s good to see someone write about the history out here!

  2. For your Lost Landmarks collection, you should check out the Buckhorn Baths Motel in Mesa, AZ. It’s still there, but who knows for how long. The extensive taxidermy collection has already been donated to the university.

  3. ‘Demolished date’ typo for captions of several NYC train station photos: “New York City, NY – Train Gate, 1942 The original Pennyslvania Station in New York City was opened in 1910. By 1945, the station peaked with more than 100 million passengers traveling through each year. It was demolished in 1863, causing international outrage and galvanized the modern historic preservation movement. Photo by Marjory Collins, 1942.”

    RH Flint
    Golden, CO

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