Here’s more on the latest additions to our website:
June Newsletter – Lost adventures, Natives in the American Revolution, fur trading along the Snake River and more in this months newsletter.
North Bloomfield, California and the Malakoff Diggins – A California State Park, the district includes the workings of Malakoff Diggins adjacent to the ghost town of North Bloomfield.
Empire Mine, Grass Valley – One of the oldest, deepest, and richest gold mines in California, the Empire Mine in Grass Valley in the Sierra Nevada’s is a State Historic Park today.
San Francisco, California History – San Francisco, California, the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Central California today, has a long and interesting history.
Nevadaville, Colorado – Nevadaville, Colorado, an old mining town, was yet another that got its start in Gregory Gulch, the same as Black Hawk and Central City.
Virginia Dale, Colorado – Overland Trail Ghost Town – Virginia Dale, Colorado, located along the Overland Trail in Larimer County, began as a stage station in 1862.
Bill Jordan – Gunfighter Legend – Serving with the U.S. Border Patrol his accomplishments led to the development of the guns and gear used by law enforcement across the nation.
Famous Armories Across America – Across the country, firearm collections tell an important part of the American story. Check out a few of the best armories that tell their history.
Ben Holladay – The Stagecoach King – Ben Holladay began a number of stagecoach routes in the American West and became known as the “Stagecoach King”.
The Overland Trail Across the American West – The Overland Trail, also known as the Overland Stage Line, was a stagecoach and wagon road in the American West.
Genoa, Colorado & the Wonder Tower – Genoa, Colorado, a near ghost town in Lincoln County, has long been called home to a roadside attraction called the quirky Genoa Wonder Tower.
Vulture City, Arizona – Gold Mine Ghost Town – Vulture City, Arizona, once a popular gold mining camp, is a ghost town located at the site of the defunct Vulture Mine in Maricopa County.
Yucca, Arizona & the Route 66 Bypass – The Yucca Bypass from Kingman to Topock, Arizona was a Route 66 alignment that was built through the area in 1952. Yucca boomed but is a ghost town today.
Oatman Highway, Arizona – Traveling west from Kingman to Oatman, the adventure on this early alignment of Route 66 is a great start to fun and history ahead.
Eden, Arizona – Mormon Ghost Town – Eden, Arizona, located in Graham County was an agricultural community established by Mormon settlers in 1881. It would wind up as a nudist colony.
Two Guns – Death By Highway – Two Guns, Arizona, once a popular stop for Route 66 travelers, died a quick death when it was bypassed by I-40 (updated previously published article)
Houck, Arizona – Home of Fort Courage – Just three miles west of Allentown, Arizona on Route 66, is the small town of Houck. It is still home to the remains of a tourist stop called Fort Courage.
Lupton, Arizona – Welcome to the Grand Canyon State – Lupton, Arizona situated right on the New Mexico border, also known as Painted Cliffs, invites visitors with high sandstone bluffs and trading posts.
Shumla, Texas – Another Railroad Casualty – Shumla, Texas got its start as a railroad town in 1882. Today, it is a ghost town.
Spofford, Texas – Dust on the Tracks – The ghost town of Spofford, Texas, located in south central Kinney County, got its start when the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad came through.
May Newsletter – Ghost towns, flavors of the Mother Road, gunfighter legend Charles Askins, Memorial Day and more in this months newsletter.
Pumpville, Texas – Railroad Ghost Town – Pumpville, Texas is a ghost town located between Langtry and Dryden in Val Verde County.
Acala, Texas – Desert Ghost Town – Acala, Texas is a ghost town located in the lower El Paso Valley of the Rio Grande in Hudspeth County.
Roosevelt, Texas – Hill Country Ghost Town – Roosevelt, Texas, a ghost town in Kimble County, was established in 1898 and named for Theodore Roosevelt.
Charles Askins – Gunfighter Legend – Charles Askins was an American lawman, U.S. Army officer, and writer known for his skills as a gunman and work in the American Border Patrol. (Article submitted by Concealment Express)
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Texas – Lake Meredith National Recreation Area in Hutchinson County, Texas lies within windswept high plains of the Candian River region of the Texas Panhandle.
Spanish Missions in Texas – The Spanish Missions in Texas are religious outposts established by Spanish priests and colonial authorities to spread the Catholic doctrine among Natives.
Presidio de San Saba, Menard, Texas – The Presidio of San Saba, located one mile west of Menard, Texas, was founded in April 1757 to convert the Lipan Apache Indians to Christianity.
Toyah, Texas – Dying Along the Railroad – Toyah, Texas, the oldest town in Reeves County, was once a railroad hub. Today, it is a sparsely populated ghost town with numerous abandoned buildings.
Parkerville, Kansas – Prairie Ghost Town – Parkerville, Kansas is a semi-ghost town located on the Neosho River about 12 miles northwest of Council Grove. It was built as a railroad town.
Huron, Kansas Ghost Town – Huron, Kansas, located in Atchison County, got its start as a railroad town in 1882. Though it still has a small population, it is a ghost town today
Doniphan, Kansas – River Ghost Town – Doniphan, Kansas is a ghost town located in southeast Doniphan County along the Missouri River. This muddy river would also be the cause of its demise.
April Newsletter – Off the beaten path in Kansas, Native Religion, the latest additions and more in this months Newsletter.
Shafter, Texas – Silver Mining Ghost Town – Shafter, Texas, a ghost town located at the east end of the Chinati Mountains 18 miles north of Presidio, has a long history closely tied to silver mining.
Salt Flat, Texas Ghost Town – Salt Flat, Texas is a ghost town located in Hudspeth County in west Texas that got its start on a new highway between El Paso, TX and Carlsbad, NM.
Civil Rights Movement – The Civil Rights Movement was a struggle for social justice that took place during the 1950s and 1960s for African-Americans seeking constitutional equality
Jim Crow Laws – Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern states from the 1870s into the 1960s.
Salem Poor – From Slave to Hero – Salem Poor was an African-American slave who purchased his freedom, became a soldier, and rose to fame as a war hero during the American Revolution.
Life in the Civil War – The Civil War became all-encompassing, touching the lives of nearly all Americans, while the country fought over the future of the nation.
Fort Delaware, Delaware City, Delaware – Fort Delaware, on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River, was a harbor defense facility built to protect the ports of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA.
The 13 Colonies of America – The Thirteen American Colonies, founded in the 17th and 18th centuries, were a group of British colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America.
Colonial Growth & Expansion – Between 1700 and 1775, the population of the 13 colonies grew from 300,000 to 2.5 million people.
English Colonials to American Patriots – Over time, the English Colonists moved away from rule British and became American Patriots.
Muir Woods National Monument, California – The monument protects 554 acres of old growth redwood forest, one of a few such stands remaining in the San Francisco Bay Area.