Which US States Have Produced the Most Presidents?
Virginia and Ohio top the list when it comes to the number of U.S. presidents each state has produced. Virginia has produced eight presidents, including some of the nation’s earliest leaders such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. The seven presidents who hailed from Ohio include Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. […]
These Are the 10 Smartest US States
The brightest Americans live in Massachusetts while people in Mississippi are at the bottom of the ‘smart’ list, according to Zippia, a career resource site, which ranked all 50 states. It appears America’s brightest can be found in the Northeast or in sunny California. Forty percent of adults in top-ranked Massachusetts have at least a bachelor’s […]
Nearly Every Job in America Mapped in Detail
A nifty map pinpoints practically every job in the United States, revealing the economic character of America’s metropolitan areas, which also helps to inform the local culture. The interactive graphic, created by Harvard PhD student Robert Manduca, is made up of color-coded dots: red represents manufacturing and logistics, blue is professional services, green is healthcare, […]
$100 Million: The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Each US State
The most expensive house for sale in the United States is a palatial Beverly Hills estate with 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, parking for 24 cars, and its own vineyard. With help from Point2Homes, Business Insider compiled a list of the most expensive homes currently for sale in every U.S. state and Washington, D.C.. While Beverly […]
Did Secret Agent Priest Infiltrate Jamestown Colony?
Skeletal remains unearthed at Jamestown suggest the first permanent English settlement in the Americas might have been infiltrated by an undercover priest working to undermine the English on behalf of Spain. MORE ABOUT AMERICA Wild West Ghost Town Emerges from Watery Grave Forbidden Visitors Sneak to California Cliff that Slid into Ocean Confederacy Loses New […]
Sons of Confederate Veterans Face New Fight
The sons of Confederate veterans have another battle on their hands if they intend to fight a Virginia plan to remove specialty license plates that depict the Confederate battle flag. MORE ABOUT AMERICA Wild West Ghost Town Emerges from Watery Grave What Happens When Americans Tweet What They Eat Why Small US Towns Embrace Their […]
Are US Hunters an Endangered Species?
The Saturday morning before Thanksgiving, I sat in a small, plastic capsule atop wooden stilts at the edge of a forest on my parents’ property in central Wisconsin. As I peered out the glassless windows that surrounded me there was hardly a sound, except for the soft hiss of a small propane heater between my […]
While Shocking by Today’s Standards, America’s First Public Mental Hospital Was a Step Forward
Last month marked 241 years since America’s first public mental hospital opened in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds took in its first patient on Oct. 12, 1773, at a time when the colonies still belonged to England. Treatment at the hospital could be brutal. One procedure called for dunking patients in […]
The American Town That Literally Lives in the Past
America’s past is revisited every day in a small town that was once the capital of Virginia, Britain’s largest, richest and most heavily populated outpost in the New World. One of the first things you notice about Colonial Williamsburg is how picture-perfect it appears. The streets are tidy and the Georgian-inspired historic buildings are charming […]
Crisis Looms as America’s Volunteer Firefighters Burn Out
Almost 300 years after U.S. founding father Benjamin Franklin established the very first volunteer fire department, the time-honored American tradition of unpaid good Samaritans banding together to save homes and properties in their community is in danger of being extinguished. Franklin founded The Union Fire Company with 30 volunteers in 1736. In addition to Franklin, […]