Screened ambulances transported yellow fever cases to the hospital during the 1905 epidemic in New Orleans.

How Yellow Fever Turned New Orleans Into The 'City Of The Dead'

Some years the virus would wipe out a tenth of the population, earning New Orleans the nickname "Necropolis."
The map of Standard Time in 1913 showing temporal borders that zigzagged between cities with unclear boundaries in between.

When We Repealed Daylight Saving Time

Who sets the time? After the first repeal of Daylight Saving Time in 1919, the question only became harder to answer.
The supposedly haunted Morris-Jumel Mansion in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, 2012.

The Haunting of a Heights House

Although its owner died in 1865, many visitors to the Morris-Jumel Mansion still come just to see her.
Convict-lease prisoners working construction at an undisclosed location in the late 19th century.

A School District Wants to Relocate the Bodies of 95 Black Forced-Labor Prisoners

A school district owns the property where the bodies of 95 black convict-lease prisoners from Jim Crow era were buried.
Johnny's Cathouse bar in Redding, California, 2009.

Confederate Pride and Prejudice

Some white Northerners see a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism.
Construction of the Federal Correctional Institution in Ray Brook, New York, just a few months after the 1980 Winter Olympics in nearby Lake Placid.

Prisons for Sale, Histories Not Included

The intertwined history of mass incarceration and environmentalism in Upstate New York's prison-building boom.
One of only 20 known photos of

Legends and Lore

A roadside marker program in New York State embraces the gray area between official history and local lore.
Dolly Parton at Dixie Stampede in Orlando, Fla., June 18, 2003.

Living with Dolly Parton

Asking difficult questions often comes at a cost.
Illinois Central Railroad freight cars at the South Water Street freight terminal in Chicago (1943).

Jack Delano's Color Photos of Chicago's Rail Yards in the 1940s

A handful of images from Chicago as it was some 75 years ago.
Angelina Eberley fires off the cannon at the agents attempting to move the archives from her hometown of Austin.

The Fascinating Story of the Texas Archives War of 1842

The battle over where the papers of the Republic of Texas should reside reminds us of the politics of historical memory.
Tom Crosslin (L) and Rollie Rohm (R), who would both be killed by law enforcement officers on their farm in 2001.

Rainbow Farm: The Domestic Siege That Time Forgot

In 2001, two men were killed by the FBI at a farm in Michigan. Then, 9/11 happened.

Columbus Believed He Would Find ‘Blemmyes’ and ‘Sciapods’ – Not People – in the New World

Columbus wasn't unique in his belief that bizarre, monstrous humanoids inhabited the far reaches of the world.