This site is 20 years old.

Anniversary’s are (I suppose) time for reflection.I have tried in the past to pinpoint where my interest in history and urban exploration might have really started and I’ve never come to a satisfactory conclusion. One of my earliest exploring memories was as a child living in Germany on a joint Bundeswehr/U.S. Army base in aContinue reading “This site is 20 years old.”

The Money Place: Reading The Landscape

It’s not often you have the kind of unfettered access to a location like I have had with the Money Place, and as a result, I have tried various means to really understand the property and its story. This includes standard genealogical research, property records, aerial photos, and even metal detecting.Today though I want toContinue reading “The Money Place: Reading The Landscape”

The Unsolved Murder of Ethel Weaver

When unsolved cases “go cold” it doesn’t always mean they are forgotten by the local law enforcement officers who have worked and still work those cases, but it means there are no leads left to follow.What it also sometimes means is that the public forgets those cases as well, and so local police and sheriffsContinue reading “The Unsolved Murder of Ethel Weaver”

A quick word on safety while exploring.

Being older and somewhat wiser you can look back at exploring indiscretions and see all the bad choices you’ve made and unnecessary risks you’ve taken.Today I want to give a few tips about minimizing risk. I believe these tips will be useful for old houses, industrial areas, and even rural hikes to distant forgotten spots.Continue reading “A quick word on safety while exploring.”

Doctor Robertson’s office demolished today.

The last vestige of Dr. Robertson’s life and legacy was removed from the crossroads at Harmony today. His former office, which had been various things over the years since his death, was demolished, and with it Harmony loses a piece of it’s history. Thankfully, the monument which had been erected in the parking area inContinue reading “Doctor Robertson’s office demolished today.”

WWII Signal Corp Photos

It took me hours, but I’ve finally finished uploading a collection of over 3600 jpegs, being a large group of Signal Corp photos from WWII with their original descriptions to my archive.org profile.These consist of pictures of people, places, battles, equipment, and anything else you can think of. They really open a window into theContinue reading “WWII Signal Corp Photos”