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
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
Did you know there is a Civil War Battlefield just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico? Come along as we visit a historical American Civil War battlefield in New Mexico. Glorieta Pass is a Civil War battlefield called the Gettysburg of the West. It lays within the Pecos National Historical Park. And is a great day trip from Santa Fe or Albuquerque. Continue reading Historical Civil War Battlefields [Glorieta Pass New Mexico]
When traveling to the high altitude of Historic Northern New Mexico and a day trip from Santa Fe, Albuquerque or Las Vegas New Mexico; you will find Spanish Ruins and Pecos Pueblo Native American ghost town and church. Continue reading Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico
On June 25 and 26, 1876, 263 United States soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his armed forces, died fighting several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. This somber park honors the United States Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Lakota and Cheyenne Native Americans in one of the Indian’s last efforts to preserve their way of life. Continue reading Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument in Montana – a Place of Reflection
We are lucky enough to live very close to many historical and beautiful places. One of those destinations we often travel to is Eastern Wyoming. Just north of Cheyenne and Interstate 80 (1.5 hours). And east of Interstate 25 is Guernsey, Wyoming. A quaint little town where you can catch up with the eastern Wyoming section of the Oregon Trail, Pony Express, Mormon Trial, and the California Trail. Continue reading 4 Things to do on the Oregon Trail in Eastern Wyoming
The United States Founding fathers were truly pursuing “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” They had an affinity for alcohol. Grew acres of hemp on their farms. And used and grew opioid based drugs and plants in their gardens.
Thanks to the Broadway hit, Hamilton, the founding fathers have become part of pop culture. But are the men who formed the United States druggies and alcoholics? There are historical documents that suggest there was an excessive use of various drugs and alcohol. Continue reading The Founding Fathers – Their Cannabis, Alcohol & Drugs