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Downtown Fergus Falls Mystery Tour

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DOWNTOWN FERGUS FALLS MYSTERY TOUR
Join Otter Tail County Historical Society director Chris Schuelke and his cast of characters for the Downtown Fergus Falls Mystery Tour on Thursday, June 6, beginning at 8 p.m. The tour begins in the lobby of the historic River Inn on Mill Street.

Illegal liquor, political scandal, lewd women, ax murders. The sordid history of a major city or that of a quiet town on the prairie? Better known for its abundant churches, geese and well behaved citizens, Fergus Falls also has a dark side that has largely been kept quiet...until now.

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Vintage Postcard from The Top Hat in Spokane

Vintage Postcard from The Top Hat in Spokane | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
cardboardamerica: “The Top Hat - Spokane, WashingtonSpokane’s most popular Drive Inn Restaurant, Located on U.S. Highway #10, 2101 E. Sprague. Always Open - Specializing in good food at moderate...
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Collages of Detroit: Then and Now

The City of Detroit has gone through a major economic and demographic decline in recent decades. The population of the city has fallen from a high of 1,850,000 in 1950 to 701,000 in 2013. The automobile industry in Detroit has suffered from global competi…

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For those who dream of travel…

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For those who dream of travel…
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Papa Hemingway's comfortable, easygoing homestead in Cuba

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From the gentle heights behind the house, over the tops of tropical trees, you can see the modest skyline of Havana and the blue sea beyond, fading into sky.


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6 Famous Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities — HISTORY Lists

6 Famous Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities — HISTORY Lists | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
From the infamous nuclear disaster zone near Chernobyl to Henry Ford’s doomed jungle paradise, learn the stories behind six of the world’s most famous vacant towns and villages.

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Preservationists Fight to Save a Former Asylum in New Jersey

Preservationists Fight to Save a Former Asylum in New Jersey | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
New Jersey officials say that Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, which operated from 1876 to 2008, is beyond repair, but a group is fighting to preserve it.

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A Fun Trip to Port Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas

A Fun Trip to Port Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
The small towns of Port Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas are joined by a bridge, but the two also share a fun atmosphere and history.
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Mitch O'Connell: Vanishing Chicago- The Patio Theatre, the Last Movie Palace!

Mitch O'Connell: Vanishing Chicago- The Patio Theatre, the Last Movie Palace! | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

Chicago's magnificent and opulent Patio Theatre at 6008 W. Irving Park is one of the last movie palaces left still showing films in Chicago. Even though it's been around since 1927, I first saw a film there only a year ago.

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Free Aspirin & Tender Sympathy

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vintagelasvegas: “Free Aspirin & Tender Sympathy. Las Vegas Strip c.1970s. We were schooled on the history of the sign the last time it was posted. Taking one last shot at winners and losers as they...
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A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Some great teachers change the life of a student, maybe several. Anna Julia Cooper changed America. Cooper was one of the first black women in the country

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Old Barn Holds Secrets to Hollywood's Past

Old Barn Holds Secrets to Hollywood's Past | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Hint: It's one of the most famous Hollywood movie sets of all time.

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Did someone say "tours"??!

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The Little House in DC Plays Unique Role in Girl Scout History - Ghosts of DC

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This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng I was a Girl Scout when I was a kid. Unlike

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Detroit: Photos of the Motown ghost cars

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American photographer Joshua Lott went to capture Detroit's financial misery by documenting loads of snow and abandoned cars.

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The Ghostly WWII Ruins of Europe's Northern Coasts | WIRED

The Ghostly WWII Ruins of Europe's Northern Coasts | WIRED | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
A photographer tracks the vanishing remains of WWII bunkers along Europe's coastline.

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Las Vegas plays itself in a film in 1968

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“Las Vegas plays itself in the movie Where’s It At, 1968. Caesars Palace is seen from a lounge at the Flamingo. Marquee at the Flamingo is under construction in the last photo.
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Vintage Reno Arch & Virginia Street Postcard Mid-Century Cool Cars Mustang UNUSED

Vintage Reno Arch & Virginia Street Postcard Mid-Century Cool Cars Mustang UNUSED | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
An unused divided-back vintage postcard of Reno. So much cool vintage street strip action -- the signs, the cars! Back reads: The Reno Arch
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What is the oldest city in the world?

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 Mark Twain declared that the Indian city of Varanasi was older than history, tradition and legend. He was, of course, wrong. So which exactly is the world’s most ancient continuously inhabited city?

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differences of opinion about how to classify city age

 

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Since the beginning of civilization, rivers have been communities' main job source. Even before B.C., the only one way to survive was to construct houses close to the nearest body of water. In the case of Crocodile City near the Nile river in Africa,the city was built close to the river due to the fertile soil and water supplied by the Nile. This enabled ancient civilizations to survive. Unfortunately, due to religious conflict between communities, some of these original civilizations were forced to relocate. Another reason for relocation is due to the movement of the bodies of water. As the paths of the rivers change, communities are forced to abandon their homes and start new civilizations so to remain close to the waters. All these communities around the river Nile relied on agriculture for its wealth and power. All these cities are examples of civilizations that have inhabited areas near rivers for centuries, even before B.C. Given their habitat, rivers will provide the necessar resources and tools for current and future generations to be able to survive.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 22, 2:55 PM

Although the question is misleading, it should say what is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, I enjoyed the article as once again I learned quite a bit about ancient history. Seems Aleppo, Syria is the apparent winner. They have dated the city to 6000 BC and nomads were there 5000 years before that. Shows the importance of trade as most of the contenders were on a trade route near a body of water. In fact, the article says that Aleppo was very much involved in trade until the opening of the Suez canal. Let's hope that with all the turmoil in Syria that Aleppo continues to thrive for centuries to come. Constantinople and Damascus were serious contenders but could not show continuous habitation. Aleppo according to the article, was a strong contender for commerce alongside Cairo, Egypt. Another contender, Jericho, dates back to 9000 BC but again was not continually inhabited and thus cannot lay claim to the world's oldest city.

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Top 10 Secrets of the Chrysler Building in NYC

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The Chrysler Building is one of the most beloved of New York City’s skyscrapers, an architectural manifestation of both the Art Deco era and the automobile age.

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Urbex: The Carvern: Underground Car Graveyard UK

Urbex: The Carvern: Underground Car Graveyard UK | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Possibly the most amazing car graveyard you will ever see. Lots of cars
piled in an underground lake.

 

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Possibly the most amazing car graveyard you will ever see.

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A Literary Travel Guide To The USA

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Land of the free. Home of the brave. Kingdom of the Kardashians. Yes, America has given the world much to celebrate in a short space of time.
The nation's roster of top class authors is no exception to that rule. Since splitting from the land of Shakespeare, Orwell and Dickens, writers of the United States have blessed the world with thousands upon thousands of memorable tales themselves.
We've whittled down eight of the very best literary pilgrimages you can take this summer and beyond. 


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I love literary #travel guides like these. 

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Centuries of love

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The Newberry Library "Love on Paper" exhibit showcases cool bits of love-related items that have been long stored away in the research library's massive collection of historical ephemera.
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Exhibit in Chicago - great article!

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Mapping Out Your Antiquing

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Whether your antiquing trips are local or you hit the road to search far and wide, there are a number of antique networks offering maps to help you discover places to haunt & hunt. The Minnesot...
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If you have a real-world antique mall or shop, here are places to advertise.

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Windows into the Past

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A collection of vintage postcards of Chicago.

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Visit to see the collection of old Chicago postcards

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I've Never Been There, But It Looks Nice: Collecting Travel Ephemera

I've Never Been There, But It Looks Nice: Collecting Travel Ephemera | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
A day without kids, just $20 to spend -- what should we do? Well, there's an auction in town... For just $5 of that $20 I get me a nice old box of ephe
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Lost ruins, yesteryear's glory

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A photo journey to entice the brain to stir one's past memories and also use the viewers...

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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.