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Mt. Rainier

In 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold is flying near Mt Rainier on a mission to find a missing transport airplane when he encounters something extraordinary. He sees what he describes as “flying saucers.”

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Ford’s Theater

After John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln, he fled on horseback. He was eventually tracked down and shot by a Union soldier … or was he? One man claims otherwise.

511 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

 
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The Naval Air Engineering Station Memorial

In a windswept field at Lakehurst Naval Air Station is a memorial marking the very spot where a majestic airship crashed to the ground -- all caught on film for the world to see.

2650 Hwy 547
Lakehurst, NJ

 
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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

The 2 million acres of the Grand Staircase Escalante make up the largest National Monument in the US. But it’s also tied to the baffling disappearance of an adventurous and fiercely individualistic young man.

669 South Highway 89A
Kanab, UT 84741

 
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Lucy the Elephant

At 65-feet high and weighing about 90 tons, the mammoth structure named Lucy, built in the shape of an elephant, is a National Historic Landmark and a popular tourist attraction of Margate City, NJ.

9200 Atlantic Ave
Margate City, NJ 08402

 
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US Capital Building

The grounds of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, have always been the focal point for expressions of both patriotism and protest.

First St SE
Washington, DC 20004

 
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French Quarter

In New Orleans’ Old French Quarter, on one of the city’s oldest streets, stands a Creole townhouse adorned with decorative cast iron balconies resembling an ornamental filigree cage.

French Quarter
New Orleans, LA

 
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The Oriental Saloon

The old-time pioneer town of Tombstone, AZ, keeps the legends of the Old West alive with the infamous "Oriental Saloon."

Allen St
Tombstone, AZ 85638

 

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