Catskill Boarding Houses
Boarding houses began to develop in the Catskill Mountains in the late 1800s as working-class families sought refuge from the dirty, unhealthy city in the mountains. Lodgers would rent one or more rooms for one or more nights, and meals were usually not included in the tab.
Autumn Drives Along the Delaware
A late autumn drive in the fog and rain along Upper Delaware Scenic Byway along the Delaware River on the edge of the Catskill Mountains of New York can take anyone’s breath away.
Tornado Destroys Tennessee State Penitentiary Overnight
A powerful storm overnight produced at least two tornados struck Nashville, Tennessee, killing at least 19 and destroying significant portions of the historic Tennessee State Penitentiary, among many other buildings in the region.
New River Gorge’s Industrial Transformation
The arrival of the railroad into the New River Gorge in West Virginia transformed the region into one of the world’s most important coal mining regions.