Raising a Forest by Hand

“The hills bear all manner of fantastic shapes,” Charles Bessey observed, noting that they sometimes featured open pockets of bare sand in

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The First Selfie

As of this writing, about 700 billion photographs have been uploaded to the internet. Billions and billions more exist in physical form.

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The Real Johnny Appleseed

Walt Disney’s 1948 animated short, “The Legend of Johnny Appleseed,” famously depicts its main character as a Pennsylvania farmer yearning to join

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The Maverick Engineer

The hourlong flight across lower Michigan was nearing completion when Ed Cole found himself in fog on his approach to Kalamazoo. It

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Raising the Liberty Pole

New York’s Liberty Pole

In the decade leading up to the American Revolutionary War, Boston wasn’t the only scene of intense friction between British soldiers and

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