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Georgia: American Folklore #10

Georgia has a long history going back millennia with Native Americans, and centuries with European colonists. During that time, it has accumulated quite a bit of its own, uniquely Georgian folklore...

Florida: American Folklore #9

Florida is a land of many wonders, and a whole host of weird things you won’t find anywhere else in the nation. With a long history of European exploration going back to the 1500’s, there has been...

Connecticut: American Folklore #7

Connecticut has a long history of folklore, going back thousands of years with Native Americans, and more than four hundred years with Europeans. Some creepy things have happened there, some of which...

Colorado: American Folklore #6

Colorado has plenty of its own unique folklore, going all the way back thousands of years into the early times of habitation by the first Native Americans. These are some of the more intriguing tales...

California: American Folklore #5

California has a rich history of human civilization going back thousands of years, and some of its folklore originates almost back to the first people to live in the area. There are also European...

Arizona: American Folklore #4

Arizona was the last continental state to be admitted to the union, though its history of human habitation goes back thousands of years. From Native Americans to Spanish priests, from the Old West to...

A Closer Look at the 1800 US Federal Census

The 1800 US federal census was the second of its kind taken in the brand new United States. John Adams was US President at the time, and was only our second one. The Louisiana Purchase hadn’t even...

Arkansas: America Folklore #3

Arkansas has been the home of humans beginning with Native Americans, then changing hands between the Spanish and French, before becoming part of the USA with the Louisiana Purchase. It has a...

The 1820 US Federal Census — A Closer Look

The 1820 US federal census is the last one to not use pre-printed forms. Because enumerators often drew their own columns, it can sometimes be challenging to interpret the results of this census...

Alaska: American Folklore #2

Alaska has some unique folklore associated with it. Being the largest US state, and the one with the most uninhabited land, Alaska is the perfect place for mysterious things to happen. It also has a...

A Closer Look at the 1830 US Federal Census

The 1830 US federal census is a unique snapshot in time, showing us what the country and our relatives looked like at that one moment in time. Despite not recording the names of every family...

The State Capitals: Wyoming

The capital of the state of Wyoming is the city of Cheyenne. This city was empty for a long time, except for a few small and dedicated Native American tribes. Its geography and climate made it seem...

The State Capitals: Wisconsin

Madison is the capital of the state of Wisconsin in the United States. It has a long history, and its European history begins in the early 1800s, and it has served as an important city in Wisconsin...

The State Capitals: Washington

The city of Olympia is the capital of the state of Washington in the United States. With a Native American history in the area going back centuries, the Olympia area is in a highly desirable location...

The State Capitals: Virginia

The city of Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia. It was the traditional home of the famous Powhatan Native American tribe that produced Pocahontas. It was also one of the earliest...

The State Capitals: Vermont

Montpelier is the capital of the state of Vermont. It was visited by European fur traders as early as four centuries ago. Those interactions indirectly wiped out most of the area's Native American...

The State Capitals: Utah

Salt Lake City is the capital of the state of Utah. It is situated in a dry, arid valley that had very few Native American inhabitants when LDS church members arrived there to settle the place. The...

The State Capitals: Tennessee

Nashville is the capital city of the state of Tennessee. It has a long history of habitation by humans, going millennia back into prehistory. The Europeans came much later, but they turned Nashville...

The State Capitals: South Carolina

Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina. It is an old city, and one with much history attached to it. From early European exploration and settlement, to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and...

The State Capitals: Rhode Island

The city of Providence is the capital of the state of Rhode Island. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States and was created as a haven for religious dissenters from the Puritans of...

The State Capitals: Pennsylvania

Harrisburg is the capital of the state of Pennsylvania. Europeans first went to the area with the famous John Smith expedition of the early 1600s. The city has been an important one for various...