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Go as you are: the 20-year-long death of Kurt Cobain.

Three days ago, April 5, was technically the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, but today, April 8, is the anniversary of the day we all found out about it. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ghost railroad: the New York, Ontario & Western Railway.

Up in the forests and brambles of upstate New York, there’s a tangle of bike pathways, nature trails and ecological areas that mask an interesting historical secret. Where suburbanites bike … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Severed Hand, A Hidden Tunnel, and Salisbury’s Oldest Pub

Originally posted on Jaunting Jen:
The Oldest Pub in England? Probably not, but the Haunch of Venison is definitely the oldest in Salisbury, and the most unique pub that I…

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Curse Scrolls, Mystery Cults, and the Secret Roman History of Mainz

Originally posted on Jaunting Jen:
I’ve neglected my blog for a little while to pursue my license to teach middle and high school history. When I first started Jaunting Jen, I…

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: the tomb of Ramesses VI, Valley of the Kings, Egypt.

If this looks like a set from an Indiana Jones movie, it should. This magnificently-decorated burial chamber is hewn out of solid stone in the arid deserts of the Valley … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

The story of Wood Quay: the battle over Ireland’s history and identity.

This is the eighth and final article in my Irish History Week series, and it’s a good one to end on, as it blends Ireland’s ancient and recent history. Wood … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reluctantly remembered: the strange historical odyssey of the Führerbunker.

Sixty-nine years ago today, on January 16, 1945, Adolf Hitler moved into what would prove to be his final residence and headquarters, the “Führerbunker” under the Chancellery Garden in Berlin, … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

Earth: Biloxi Beach, Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi.

This stretch of white sand and gray water hugs the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi, Mississippi, but continues into the neighboring town of Gulfport. This Street View … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth: Sparks Steak House, Manhattan, site of infamous Mafia murder.

This is Sparks Steak House, located at 210 East 46th Street in Manhattan. It has been here since 1977, although the restaurant business operated at another location since 1966. Twenty-eight … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Dakota: More than Lennon’s last pad.

Four days ago was the 33rd anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon, who was gunned down by a deranged fan outside his apartment building, the Dakota, in New York … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 2 Comments
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