A wooden statue stands outside Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, marking the place where many believe Buffalo wings were invented. But when a journalist decided to track down the origin of the treat, he found that the tale was not so simple.
1047 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14209
Few realize that one woman’s likeness inspired 3 of New York City’s impressive statues: Beauty, Civic Fame (at the Manhattan Municipal Building) and the Maine Memorial Statue. Audrey Munson was so beautiful that she was called the American Venus.
New York Public Library
5th Ave at 42nd St
New York, NY
Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY, is home to a bronze bust of the legendary Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Could this musical prodigy’s death -- at the young age of 35 -- have been a case of deliberate poisoning?
The glistening Gemini Monument sits along the Indian River Lagoon as part of the Space Walk of Fame. Few may realize that the 8th Gemini mission involved a hair-raising episode that nearly cost the lives of 2 astronauts.
4 Main St
The beautifully landscaped acres of Denver’s Cheesman Park belie its grisly history. Formerly the dilapidated Mount Prospect Cemetery, this urban park may now be haunted by the spirits of the dead who are still buried there.
1599 E 8th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
Niagara Falls was one of the most important sites on the Underground Railroad, and played an integral role in allowing abolitionists to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom in Canada.
333 Prospect St
Niagara Falls, NY
At the base of the stone staircase leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a statue of the fictional movie icon -- Rocky Balboa -- to commemorate the third film in the series, Rocky III. So who was the real Rocky who inspired the film?
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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