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

Leadville Colorado Forgotten Irish

Dr. Jim Walsh of the University of Colorado Denver, found a lonely graveyard with acres of unmarked graves in the famous Rocky Mountain mining town of Leadville, Colorado. The sinking grave sites hold between 1200 and 2000 forgotten Irish immigrants who once mined the area during the boom days of the late 1800’s. Dr. Walsh will tell us about the people who are buried there, their plight to find recognition and the projects to bring their stories to the forefront. Continue reading Leadville Colorado Forgotten Irish

Historical Civil War Battlefields [Glorieta Pass New Mexico]

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]

Pecos National Historical Park in 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

Things to See & Do in Sheridan, Wyoming – Travel Destination

Sheridan has breathtaking views, wide open spaces, and a western charm. It Main Street is lined with neon signs, where stores open their doors with western hospitality. You will find that the town of Sheridan is what Wyoming is meant to be and a place where you can get your west on. Continue reading Things to See & Do in Sheridan, Wyoming – Travel Destination

Radium Girls & Radiation in the Home

Do You Have Radioactive Material in Your Home? The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Says you do. Come with us as I reminisce about when I was a geophysicist; while telling you the story of the Radium Girls. We will also look at some everyday household items that are radioactive. You won’t believe the radioactive dishware we found at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on a visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Continue reading Radium Girls & Radiation in the Home

4 Fantastic Views of Mount Rushmore Outside of the National Park

We spend a lot of time in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I have a million pictures of Mount Rushmore from one view or another. But my favorite views and pictures I have taken of Mount Rushmore are not even in the National Park. Over the years I have found views of the monument that I prefer. Places where I can take in the view without the crowds. So, come along with me as we show you four of our favorite views of Mount Rushmore and how to get to them. Continue reading 4 Fantastic Views of Mount Rushmore Outside of the National Park

Boulder County Colorado Day Trip – Boulder Canyon, Rock Climbing, Caribou Ranch & Nederlands

Come with us on a day trip up to Boulder Canyon, Nederlands, Mud Lakes and Caribou Ranch. These areas are just above Boulder, Colorado. And just west of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. On the way we will show you where to find rock climbers, picnic spots, and hiking trails. We will even show you where to find the now defunct famous Caribou Ranch Recording Studio. Where famous musicians once wrote and recorded their albums. Continue reading Boulder County Colorado Day Trip – Boulder Canyon, Rock Climbing, Caribou Ranch & Nederlands