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Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon offers a spectacular array of geological wonders, enticing those with a taste for adventure. But in the early 20th century, a daring set of newlyweds set off on a trip down the Colorado River, and they were never seen again.

Grand Canyon, AZ

 
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Showmen’s Rest Statue

Tucked in the corner of the peaceful Woodlawn Cemetery is the burial site of scores of Hagenbeck Wallace Circus workers. These unfortunate souls were victims of a mysterious train wreck in 1918.

7750 W Cermak Rd
Forest Park, IL 60130

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Old Charleston Jail

A notorious beauty spent her final days as an accused killer locked up in the Old Charleston Jail. Some say her ghostly presence still haunts these grim passageways.

21 Magazine St
Charleston, SC 29401

 
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Hedy Lamarr’s Walk of Fame Star

The Walk of Fame is lined with names of some of the silver screen’s legendary stars. But while many are familiar with this particular actress’ captivating beauty, few know that she made a lasting contribution to science and technology.

Hollywood, CA

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Bosco the Dog Statue

The community of Sunol is home to a statue commemorating a dog that was entered into a local election. But it was this popular pup’s role in a major international incident that thrust him into the spotlight.

11925 Main St
Sunol, CA

 
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Stanford Mausoleum

The campus of Stanford University is home to a mausoleum that pays tribute to its founding family. One body held in this crypt is at the center of a tale of poison, murder and betrayal.

Arboretum Rd
Stanford, CA 94304

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Scotty's Castle

Scotty’s Castle is a palatial mansion located in California’s Death Valley National Park. This unlikely structure arose out of one of the most unusual friendships in the history of the Wild West.

123 Scottys Castle Rd
Death Valley, CA 92328

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Joshua Tree Inn

A makeshift memorial at the Joshua Tree Inn reveals the strange circumstances surrounding musician Gram Parson’s untimely death and controversial burial.

61259 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

 

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