Black cannon which is broken at the tip. Sits on a red brick wall

Fort Pulaski National Monument – A Civil War Fort Scarred

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. And was the site of a famed Civil War battle with General Sherman. Continue reading Fort Pulaski National Monument – A Civil War Fort Scarred

downtown Central City. Narrow brick street with old western style buildings. Some cars and old gas lamp post

Central City Colorado – The Town That Won’t Die

Jennie Johnson from the podcast “The Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery” joins Colorado Martini in a discussion about the twin towns of Central City and Black Hawk, Colorado. We will discuss the history of the towns and their famous picturesque cemeteries. Jennie has done tons of research of the area and brings her expertise to the discussion.  Continue reading Central City Colorado – The Town That Won’t Die

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

Deadwood South Dakota and Its Historical Wild West Characters

One of our favorite places to visit is Deadwood, South Dakota. Between the history and many things to do, we always enjoy our stay. In this episode of The Strange, we are joined by Darrel Nelson the Exhibits Director for Deadwood History, Inc. in Deadwood, South Dakota. We will talk about Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock, Al Swearingen and The Gem Saloon, Mr. Wu and Chinatown and more. Click player to listen to this eye-opening talk about the town’s real-life characters that were featured in HBO® Deadwood. Continue reading Deadwood South Dakota and Its Historical Wild West Characters

The Heartbreaking Story of Mattie Culver [Yellowstone’s Forgotten]

Seventeen years after Yellowstone became a National Park on March 1, 1872. Almost to the day, Mattie Culver died of Tuberculosis on March 2, 1889. She and her husband were the winter caretakers of the Firehole Inn. Mattie is still buried where the Firehole once stood. On the banks of the Firehole River in Yellowstone’s Geyser Basin. Continue reading The Heartbreaking Story of Mattie Culver [Yellowstone’s Forgotten]

Red-haired Giant Cannibals of Lovelock Cave Nevada [The Strange Podcast and Talk Show]

Come meet the YouTuber Burning Sands Exploration while she and I discuss the Lovelock Cave near her home in Nevada. A place where red-haired giants were said to have been trapped and killed by the Paiute Native Americans. Continue reading Red-haired Giant Cannibals of Lovelock Cave Nevada [The Strange Podcast and Talk Show]

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