What’s New

Mary Ann Shadd Cary – Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an African American activist, writer, teacher, lawyer, and journalist in the mid-1800s. She was also the first African American Publisher in the U.S. and Canada.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt – Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a Democratic statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until 1945.

President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal

President Roosevelt’s New Deal – The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, and financial reforms enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression.

Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia & North Carolina – Connecting the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most important automobile parkways in the United States and the most visited National Park unit in the nation.

Historic American Building Survey – The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is the nations’ first federal preservation program, begun in 1933 to document America’s architectural heritage

Works Progress Administration of the Great Depression – The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal program during the Great Depression.

Andersonville Prison of the Civil War – The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville, Georgia was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War.

Fort Pulaski, Savannah, Georgia by Harpers Weekly Newspaper, December 28, 1861

Fort Pulaski, Georgia – Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia with a significant Civil War history.

Fort Knox State Historic Site, Maine – The Fort Knox State Park in Prospect, Maine features historic Fort Knox, one of the tallest bridge observatories in the world, and maybe a few ghosts. (Not to be confused with the active Fort Knox in Kentucky)

Fort Warren, Massachusetts – Situated on Georges Island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, Fort Warren was built between 1883 and 1861 and is best known for its service in the Civil War.

Missouri State Penitentiary by Kathy Weiser-Alexander

Haunted Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City – Once called the “Bloodiest 47 acres in America”, the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City is said to be extremely haunted.

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia – Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is well known for several reasons. – It was expensive, radical, and said to be haunted.

West Virginia Penitentiary today, by Carol Highsmith

Haunted West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville – The West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville not only provides visitors with a wealth of history, but some also say it is called home to several ghosts.

Early American Advertising: From Then ‘Til Now – The earliest American ad men did print advertisements used primarily to promote books, newspapers, and medicines. Author Sam Bocetta explores.

Captain William Kid – Best Known Privateer – Captain William Kidd was a 17th-century Scottish sailor who became one of the best-known privateers of his time. He was later hanged for piracy.

Schooner Carroll A. Deering, as seen from the Cape Lookout lightship on January 28, 1921 by the US Coast Guard

Carroll A. Deering – Ghost Ship on the Diamond Shoals, North Carolina – The five-masted ship, the Carroll A. Deering, sailed for just a few short years before being found abandoned on Diamond Shoals of North Carolina.

Bennington Triangle, Vermont – The Bennington Triangle centered around Glastenbury Mountain in Vermont, has is for strange events including UFOs, bigfoot sightings, and missing people.

Bridgewater Triangle, Massachusetts – Located in southeastern Massachusetts is the Bridgewater Triangle, the site of legends and curses for centuries.

January Newsletter – Did they worry about their eating habits in the Old West… trying to find excuses to dodge the resolutions, gambling, and the best Ghost Town in Texas in this months newsletter.

White Horse Tavern, Rhode Island – The White Horse Tavern in Newport, Rhode Island is the oldest tavern still in operation in America. It is also said to be haunted.

The Ghost of Harry Maine – The Fisherman Ghost, a land pirate in Ipswich, Massachusetts has long said to haunt Ipswich Bar and his old house on Water Street.

Stone chamber on Rattlesnake Gutter Road, Levett, Massachusetts, courtesy Wikipedia

Stone Chambers of New England – Hundreds of distinctive stone structures are found all over New England that are of a design and form that have been found nowhere else in North America.

Vermont Gold – A Glitter of Hope – The first reports of gold in Vermont surfaced in 1845 when gold was found in Somerset. More gold finds followed setting off a gold rush.

Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont – Fort Ethan Allen was a United States Army Cavalry and field installation established in 1892 located in Essex and Colchester Vermont.

Ruggles Mine near Grafton, New Hampshire by Squelle, Wikipedia

Ruggles Mine – Mica Mining in New Hampshire – Ruggles Mine in Grafton, New Hampshire, a mica mine, got its start in about 1805 and operated for almost 160 years before becoming a tourist attraction.

New Hampshire History – New Hampshire, the most northern of the 13 original colonies of New England, is nicknamed the Granite State because of its extensive granite formations.

Fort Constitution, New Hampshire – Fort Constitution, New Hampshire, located in New Castle was first fortified in 1631 and called The Castle. It has a rich history in the Revolutionary War.

Fort Stark, New Hampshire – Fort Stark, New Hampshire is located on Jerry’s Point in New Castle. It was first fortified in 1746 as Battery Cumberland.

The present-day gristmill in Millbrook, New Jersey was built on the site of Abram Garis' 1832 grist mill. Photo courtesy State of New Jersey

Millbrook Village, New Jersey – Millbrook Village in Hardwick Township, New Jersey is an original and re-created village located on the Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

The Old Mine Road in New Jersey – One of the oldest continuously used roads in the United States, the Old Mine Road connected the Hudson River in New York to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area -The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area runs for over 200 miles along the Delaware River through New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail – The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,185-mile long footpath through scenic and culturally and historically significant lands of the east coast.

Roger Williams meets the Narragansett Indians

Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island – The Narragansett people are an Algonquian American Indian tribe from Rhode Island. Their name is said to mean “People of the Small Point.”

Newport, Rhode Island National Historic District – Newport, Rhode Island sits at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. Within this seaside city is the Newport National Historic District.

Fort Adams, Rhode Island – Situated on a point at the entrance to Newport Harbor, Fort Adams, Rhode Island was formerly one of the principal coastal defenses along the Atlantic Ocean.

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor – Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor stretching from Providence, RI to Worcester, MA is the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.

George “Machine Gun” Kelly – Prohibition Era Outlaw – George Kelly Barnes, better known as “Machine Gun” Kelly was a Prohibition-era criminal, whose crimes included bootlegging, armed robbery, and kidnapping.

December Newsletter – A murderous ghost town, Mother Road entrepreneurs, the tragic Donner Party and more.

Jimmy Hope, Bank Robber

Jimmy Hope – King of the Bank Robbers – James “Old Jimmy” Hope was one of the most successful and sought after bank robbers in the United States during the 19th-century.

World War I – World War I was a war like no other and U.S. participation in this global conflict had a profound impact on those who fought and on the future of the nation.

Philippine-American War – After the Spanish-American War of 1898, Spain ceded its colony of the Philippines to the United States, but some Filipino wanted to be independent.

The Spanish-American War – The Spanish-American War of 1898 ended Spain’s colonial empire in the Western Hemisphere and secured the position of the United States as a Pacific power.

The Gadsden Purchase – The Gadsden Purchase was an agreement between the United States and Mexico, after the Mexican-American War establishing the southern border of the U.S.

Cumberland Island Dunes by the National Park Service

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia – Cumberland Island, Georgia is the largest of the Sea Islands of the southeastern United States and is a National Seashore today.

Tohono O’odham Tribe of Arizona – The Tohono O’odham people, also referred to as the Papago, are a Native American tribe who primarily live in Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora.

4 thoughts on “What’s New”

  1. I am trying to find out more about the stage lines in Arizona (specifically linking from Phoenix to Flagstaff, Prescott, and those mining towns west (Bumble Bee, Jerome, etc.) I’m writing about the reason folks originally ‘camped’ there and why folks still live there. These sites were stage stops… and some are either ghost towns or simply gone.

    The more ‘famous’ stage lines are well known (Butterfield) but I’m only interested in the above for now.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *