Santa Fe, New Mexico’s El Rancho de las Golondrinas

The Santa Fe New Mexico attraction El Rancho de las Golondrinas, is only 15 miles south of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico and 45 minutes north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 200 acres living history ranch is the site that was once a stop on the El Camino Real and now is an immersive Southwest living history ranch of the 1700s and 1800s. Continue reading Santa Fe, New Mexico’s El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Sego Canyon Ghost Town and Petroglyphs

Sego Canyon petroglyphs and Sego ghost town are a short drive from Hwy 70 in Utah. On our road trip to Moab, Utah, we took a short detour to Sego Ghost Town, Thompson Springs Living Ghost Town, and Sego Canyon Rock Art. Continue reading Sego Canyon Ghost Town and Petroglyphs

Savannah Georgia Tour Tidbits Learned While Exploring Savannah GA

Savannah, Georgia hidden history we learned while exploring and touring Savannah. Savannah, Georgia is a unique city to visit. Between the Spanish Moss, architectural beauty, and rich history there is truly something for everyone in Savannah. We spent several days exploring Savannah. And on our trip and tours, we learned little facts about this and that. For instance, what is Spanish Moss really? Who the heck is Casimir Pulaski? Where is the Forrest Gump bench? So come along with us as we show you tidbits we leaned about Savannah Georgia. Continue reading Savannah Georgia Tour Tidbits Learned While Exploring Savannah GA

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]