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Historic Photo: “Radio Row,” New York City (later the World Trade Center site), 1936.

This area, whose shops used to sell old vacuum tubes in the 1930s, became one of the most tragic addresses in American history.

By |2017-11-27T20:30:02+00:00November 27th, 2017|Photos|0 Comments

Streets of fire: two New York City disasters converge in space and time.

Two eerily similar fire disasters, one in 1911, another in 1958, occurred within a five-block area of New York. Are these tragedies somehow linked?

By |2017-03-19T20:30:37+00:00March 19th, 2017|Geography, History, Spotlight|2 Comments

Ghosts of conventions past: a Portland hotel’s checkered history. [photos]

Portland has changed a lot since the Red Lion Jantzen Beach hotel had its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, but many subtle reminders of the past still exist there.

By |2016-09-08T20:30:31+00:00September 8th, 2016|Haunted Places, History, Spotlight|0 Comments