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Death-Defying Merry-Go-Rounds and Knee-Scraping Climbing Bars Are Playground Memories of Many Americans

When a rocket you could climb or Cinderella's carriage inspired outdoor play

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St. Louis’s First Black Detective Always Cracked the Case

Ira Cooper never let his leads go cold

A woman from Storyville

“New Orleans Has Been a Wicked City for a Long Time”

A new anthology documents 300 years of the Crescent City.

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Students in Tuscaloosa Learn All About the Blues, and How to Sing Them, Too

For over 20 years, the Alabama Blues Project has taught the rhythm and rhymes of the blues to the state's youth.

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A Bhutanese Folktale Becomes a Children’s Book in New Hampshire

Once upon a time, a pumpkin married a princess, and other fantastical events.

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One Artist’s Vision of Nebraska, County by County

Painter Todd A. Williams leads visitors off the Interstate and into the heart of Nebraska.

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A Field Trip Near the Twin Cities Brings Understanding of Dakota History

Where the waters come together, the bdote, is a sacred place for the Dakota.

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From Facts to Frankenstein: Looking to the Humanities to Support Innovation

Bridging the gap between the humanities, science, and technology. 

Masked participant at Fasnacht in Helvetia, West Virginia

Helvetia, a Traditional Swiss Village in the Hills of West Virginia

In West Virginia, a village celebrates its Swiss roots.

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Connecticut Remembers World War I Through Letters, Diaries, and Other Personal Possessions

Connecticut's citizens preserve memories of World War I