- The Beale Treasure
Mysterious ciphers tell of a fortune allegedly buried in Bedford County, Virginia.
- Chicago's Haunted Cemeteries
Chicago has a rich history of ghost stories. Several of the city's most notable hauntings emanate directly from its historic cemeteries.
- Chicago's Historic Loop Playhouses
An overview of some of Chicago's most historic surviving playhouses.
- Chicago's Lost Graveyard: Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park wasn't first intended as a park. In the nineteenth century, it was the Chicago City Cemetery.
- The Cooperstown Myth
The late Major General Abner Doubleday was being lauded as the inventor of baseball at the turn of the century. Doubleday himself, however, would have known as well as anyone that the story was an utter fabrication.
- Five Major Civil War Battlefield Blunders
The Civil War featured several prominent battlefield blunders. The resulting casualties have made these battles case studies in bad military judgment.
- Five Must-See U.S. Aviation Museums
America has a rich history of aviation—and the best aviation museums on the planet. You won't want to miss these five.
- Five Must-See U.S. Maritime Museums
America's seafaring history has left a legacy of maritime museums throughout the country. Among them are five standouts that rank among the best in the world.
- Ghost Lights of North Carolina
Ghost lights are a staple of North Carolina lore and legend. Are they natural phenomena, or is there a more unearthly origin for the Tar Heel State's spectral lights?
- Greenland: The Lost Viking Colony
What happened to the Norse settlers of Greenland? A millennium later, we can still only guess.
- History's Unsolved Heists
An unsolved mystery remains timeless. Here are eight unsolved heists to pique any armchair sleuth's interest.
- North Carolina's Historic Military Sites
If you're a fan of military history planning a trip into North Carolina, here are some places you won't want to miss.
- North Carolina's U-Boat Wrecks
During World War II, Germany brought the war in the Atlantic to American shores. Sunken U-boats off the North Carolina coast are a grim testament to the cost of that strategy.
- Reflections on the Origin of Veterans Day
World War I was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Nearly a century later, the losses are still almost impossible to fathom.
- The Southern Revolution: The Battle of Camden
In the summer of 1780, Horatio Gates took command of Continental forces in the southern colonies. It proved to be a costly choice. The Battle of Camden decimated both an army and a reputation.
- The Southern Revolution: The Battle of Cowpens
The Battle of Cowpens marked the successful beginning of an unconventional but effective campaign against the British in the southern colonies.
- The Southern Revolution: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse
The Battle of Guilford Courthouse proved a victory that Lord Cornwallis could not afford and ultimately led to his abandonment of the Carolinas.
- The Southern Revolution: The Battle of King's Moutain
King's Mountain proved to be an unlikely—but crucial—turning point in the American Revolution.
- The Southern Revolution: The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge
The battle at Moores Creek in 1776 may seem like a local skirmish. To the British, however, it signified the end of royal authority in the Carolinas.
- The Southern Revolution: The Battle of Yorktown
Although it would take two years for Britain to formally recognize American independence, the allied victory at Yorktown marked the end of British rule in the colonies.
- The Southern Revolution: The Charleston Campaigns
Charleston was the site of major defeats for both the British and Continental armies during the American Revolution.
- The Strange Tale of the USS Murphy
Divers in 2002 uncovered a mystery wreck off the coast of New Jersey. What they found was a ship that officially never sank.
- Top Castles of the British Isles
The British Isles are home to many magnificent castles. If you're visiting, don't miss the top attractions among them.
- Vanished! History's Famous Disappearances
When people go missing, the most sensational cases generate long-term interest and speculation.
- World War II Museum Ships: The Aircraft Carriers
World War II made the carrier into the backbone of the U.S. Navy. Today, only five war-era vessels remain preserved as monuments to American sea power.
- World War II Museum Ships: The Battleships
World War II marked the end of the battleship's dominance on the high seas. Once the pride of the fleet, a handful of these ships survive as floating museums across America.
- World War II Museum Ships: The Destroyers
The destroyer was the versatile workhorse ship of the U.S. Navy during World War II. Today, seven are left as museum ships around the United States.
- World War II Museum Ships: The Submarines
A select few WWII-era submarines remain preserved today for posterity. In museums across America, these fascinating ships are popular attractions that continue to highlight the valor and sacrifices of the sailors who manned them.
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