The Town Too Tough To Die

 The Town Too Tough to DieTombstone (population: 1,380) is the historic western city of Cochise County, Arizona that was founded in 1879.  It was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West. The town prospered from about 1877 to 1890, during which the town's mines produced $40 to $85 million in silver bullion, the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than 7 years....more

5 Technologies That Kings and Queens of the Past Would Love Today

The kings and queens of the past had a very cushy existence, with servants to do anything they needed or wanted done. However, their lives would've been that much more comfortable if they had access to some of the great technological advancements of the modern world.Read to discover five of the great modern inventions that would've caught the eye of history's most prominent royals....more

Blue Collar History Lessons, Part 1

Ten months ago, I was nudged to head out to eastern Colorado, to the farms and the edges of America's "Heartland", and learn about life out there.  The nudging came from a professor (dare I call it nagging?) who insisted that the God Made a Farmer commercial from Superbowl Sunday was the most epic thing to happen to American media in a long time.  In all honesty, his nagging was the best thing that could have happened at the time.  Yes, ...more

Nov 28 - And She Outlived Them All...

Today's Daily Prompt was surprising. (Really, it's Thanksgiving, one would think...) Yeah, well it's asking for Fear Factor, instead.  I've decided to do both.  I'm going to give Thanks to a Pilgrim Ancestress who not only knew fear in its most horrific forms, but chose to survive, courageously and find many things to be Thankful for......more

Time Traveler

Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! by michelle w. on November 22, 2013...more

100 Years Ago: A Post for Remembrance Day

What about Today?

"Remember, Remember the fifth of November." I have to admit, I don't generally remember Guy Fawkes night until I see my friends posting about it on Facebook on the morning of the fifth. I know the basics of what Guy Fawkes day/night commemorates, but not a lot pas that. So, needless to say, this post is not going to be about that....more

Halloween Letdown

Halloween is finally over and I say, "thank goodness"....more

Off the Beaten Path in Downtown Montreal

The 200 Meter ChallengeWelcome to Turnipseed Travel’s Latest Series!Inspired by our past success with the $200 Challenge, I was eager to take on a new travel trial. For those new to the concept, the $200 Challenge was built on a simple premise: can two people travel for two days on just $200? The answer was a resounding yes!...more

Carroll, New Hampshire (Bretton Woods)

Today, we're going to venture north up Route 302, past the steep and narrow gorge of the Saco River called Crawford's Notch that offers up scenic waterfalls along the way and into the town of Carroll, New Hampshire which is near Mount Washington....more