Sign saying Las Vegas, New Mexico. And the hotel in the background

Historical Harvey Houses in Las Vegas, New Mexico

On your next road trip through New Mexico you need to stop and visit the many Harvey House structures that still exist in New Mexico. We are going to take you on a tour of three renovated Harvey Houses in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Continue reading Historical Harvey Houses in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Winter Ride on the Durango & Silverton Train

A winter steam trains ride On The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad D&S is a must do at least once in your lifetime. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, often abbreviated as the D&SNG, is a 3 foot (91.44 centimeters) narrow-gauge historical railroad that operates on 45.2 mile / 72.74 km of track between Durango and Silverton in the U.S. state of Colorado USA. The train and railroad operates out of an original 1882 depot located at 479 Main Avenue, Durango CO. Continue reading Winter Ride on the Durango & Silverton Train

The Rock Signed by the Lewis & Clark Expedition

About an hour northwest of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana. And thirty minutes northeast of Billings, Montana. You can find a rock face signed by William Lewis of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Pompey’s Pillar National Monument sits on the shores of the Yellowstone River in Montana. William Lewis, Sacagawea, and his men camped here. While here they engraved their names into the rock face. Many others have done the same. And there are over 2000 engravings and Native American pictographs. Continue reading The Rock Signed by the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Inside of an Oregon Trail Wagon

Oregon Trail in Eastern Wyoming

In Eastern Wyoming, just north of Cheyenne, Wyoming, you can catch up with the Wyoming section of the historical Oregon Trail. There are several wondrous historical places visit in this area. Not only Oregon Trail destinations, but the Pony Express, Mormon Trial, California Trail & Fort Laramie. Continue reading Oregon Trail in Eastern Wyoming

Fort Union National Historical Monument

Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico is truly a great place for history hunters and American park seekers. You will find the historical National Park in Northeast New Mexico. Just off interstate 25. Come along as we take you on a tour through the historical adobe structures that once serviced the area and the historic Santa Fe Trail. Come on a video tour with … Continue reading Fort Union National Historical Monument

Two Historical Stories About Washington

On this episode of The Strange podcast and Talk Show, we talk two different stories about Washington. First, we will talk about my own story of how I was across the street from the Pentagon on a fateful day. We will also talk about the British coming into Washington in 1814. And the strange theory that a huge freak storm drove them out of Washington. Were they the victims of The Little Ice Age? Continue reading Two Historical Stories About Washington

Two Historical Attacks on Washington D.C.

On this episode of The Strange we talk about two different attacks on Washington D.C. First, we will talk about 911 and my traumatic story of how I was across the street from the Pentagon that faithful day. We will also talk about the British invasion of Washington D.C. in 1814. And the strange theory that a huge freak storm drove them out of Washington D.C. Were they the victims of The Little Ice Age?
In addition, we will define a word that has recently entered many individual’s vocabulary. The word is “insurrection.” What does that word really mean? And why did President Biden use the word when he addressed the United States on January 6, 2021? Continue reading Two Historical Attacks on Washington D.C.

Typhoid Mary – Her Story and Island Prison

The Strange Podcast and YouTube Talk Show starts the new year with the topic of Typhoid Mary and Cemetery Wandering as a hobby. We will talk with YouTuber Meg from U.S. Graves about her cemetery wandering and what she learned about Typhoid Mary. She will tell us where Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) is buried. And how she was quarantined for life on North Brother Island, New York for years. Continue reading Typhoid Mary – Her Story and Island Prison

Tuberculosis & Vampire Lore

Did you know there is a tie between tuberculosis & Vampires lore? More than 200 years after the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials, another hysteria struck New England. It was the fear of vampires. During the 19th century, the spread of tuberculosis claimed the lives of entire families in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and other parts of the New England states. The folklorist and author of Food for the Dead, Dr. Michael Bell will enlighten us on how New Englander’s tried to rid their houses and communities of this disease by claiming the dead were Vampires. They would desecrate the graves to rid the evil from the towns. Continue reading Tuberculosis & Vampire Lore