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Funerals of the Wild West

The days of Buffalo Bill, Jessie James, Wyatt Earp and Butch Cassidy are long gone but have been recounted in many western movies over the years, but how much do you know about the funerals of the Old West? These were turbulent times, with gunslingers starting duels on the streets of Tombstone, AZ, cowboys and Indians fighting for control of Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) and[...]

The Mystery Castle of Mary Lou Gulley

As a child, Mary Lou Gulley loved to build sandcastles and often, Mary's parents, Boyce and Frances would take the young girl to Alki Beach in Seattle. But when the waves came in and washed her castles away, Mary Lou would cry. Her father would comfort her, telling her she was his princess and one day, he would build her a castle big enough to live in. Then, in 1927, four years after[...]

The World's Only Pirate Cemetery

Actor Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow romanticized the lives of pirates in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies but in real life, many of these pirates were bloodthirsty tyrants and murderers and some of the most successful criminals in history.Ile Sainte-Marie, a small island off the coast of Madagascar was once home to more than 1,000 pirates from 1688-1721 and is believed to have[...]

The War Memorial a Commemoration of Sacrifice

War memorials, for the better part of human history were once used as commemorations to the great victories and to the leaders of these victories – the Arc de Triomphe in Paris listed all French victories of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, while Nelson's Column in London commemorated Admiral Horatio Nelson, who had died while leading the British to a naval victory of[...]

The Day The Music Died

Many people may think of the song American Pie by Don Maclean when they think about the day the music died, but not many may know the real tale behind the song. The date is February 3rd 1959, and three musical greats were on a plane ride from Iowa to North Dakota. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson. Fate had put them on a plane together.Buddy Holly was on tour[...]
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