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Lincoln Memorial

This memorial is well known as the site of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, but decades earlier, the monument played host to another landmark event in Civil Rights history -- a 1939 concert by singer Marion Anderson.

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW
Washington, DC ‎

 
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Marfa Lights View Park and Plaque

A lonely structure outside the small west Texas town of Marfa serves as a viewing outpost for a mysterious phenomenon. For generations, people in this area have reported seeing a strange set of lights in the desert that vanish suddenly.

Marfa, TX 79843

 
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Castillo San Marcos Fort

Overlooking Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, FL, is the historic Castillo San Marcos. This landmark fort was the site of many battles, but it is perhaps best known for a secret romance and mysterious disappearance.

1 S Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084

 
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Ames Pyramid

On a summit near Laramie, WY, is a strange monument known as the Ames Pyramid. This national historic landmark commemorates 2 brothers who were the driving force behind the Trans Continental Railroad.

Laramie, WY

 
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Zodiac Island

Known to locals as Zodiac Island, this tiny strip of land in Lake Berryessa, CA, was a crime site for one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Two young victims were found here bound and bleeding from a vicious attack.

Napa County, CA

 
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Straus Statue and Memorial Pool

The lovely monument in Straus Park commemorates a tragic love story -- that of Isidor and Ida Straus. The department store baron and his wife would meet their fate in 1912 on the decks of the RMS Titanic.

New York, NY 10025

 
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Steve Brodie’s Tombstone

The Calvary Cemetery is the final resting place of Steve Brodie, who may be one of the greatest daredevils of all time ... or a legendary huckster. For years, Brodie was celebrated as the first man to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge and survive.

Calvary Cemetery
4902 Laurel Hill Blvd
New York, NY 11377

 
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Kings Canyon National Park

This national park is known for its rock formations and sequoia trees, but it is also the location of one of greatest mysteries in aviation history -- the 1957 disappearance of a cutting-edge military jet piloted by Lt. David Steeves.

83918 Grant Grove Dr
Kings Canyon National Park, CA

 

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