What’s New

Here’s more on the latest additions to our website:

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.

Fort Kent, Maine & the Aroostook War – Fort Kent, Maine was built during the bloodless Aroostook War of 1838-1839 that was a border dispute between Great Britain and the United States.

San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona – A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission in Arizona was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692.

Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, Arizona – Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, Arizona was a short-lived Spanish military post built along the San Pedro River west of present-day Tombstone, Arizona.

Presidio of Tucson, Arizona – The site of Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, Arizona was selected on August 20, 1775, by Irish mercenary, Hugh O’Conor, and Franciscan friar Francisco Tomas.

Fort Huachuca, Arizona – A product of the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s, Fort Huachuca, Arizona was established in March 1877, at the base of the Huachuca Mountains.

State Street in Chicago, Illinois, by Underwood & Underwood, 1903

American Life in the Late 19th Century – In the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant and the lives of both city dwellers and urban residents changed.

The New Nation, 1783-1815 – After the American Revolution, Americans began to experiment with new forms of self-government.

British Reforms and Colonial Resistance – After the French & Indian War, the British began to tax the American colonists, who rebelled.

Establishing the Georgia Colony – In the 1730s, England founded the last of its colonies in North America — Georgia, established by James Oglethorpe.

Virginia’s Early Relations With Native Americans – The Indians living in the area where Jamestown, Virginia was settled were alternately friendly and hostile.

The Great Wagon Road of the East – The Great Wagon Road, also called the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, was the primary route for the early settlement of the Southern United States.

Barbour's Flax Thread Works. Patterson, New Jersey

The Industrial Revolution in America – The Industrial Revolution would transform America into a powerhouse of manufacturing and opportunity, and transformed the lives of Americans.

Immigration – Challenges For New Americans – The United States has been shaped by people from many nations, as thousands of immigrants made their way to America. Not all were welcome.

Confederate Guerillas

Cullen Montgomery Baker – A Very Bad Man – Cullen Montgomery Baker was a mean, cold-blooded, and ruthless killer who left a long trail of bodies across the American Frontier.

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.

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