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The Big Swing: Why a blue Colorado county voted for Trump

June 15, 2017
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How a wave of retirees and a changed economic landscape reshaped rural politics in a former mining region in Colorado. Read Leah Todd’s fascinating report on this here at High Country News: The Big Swing: Why a blue Colorado county voted for Trump (The Big Swing) — High Country News

What happens when the church comes for your kids? (Change comes to Short Creek)

May 5, 2017
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Former FLDS members fight for their families and homes. Read this fascinating report by Sarah Scoles on Short Creek, Arizona at High Country News: What happens when the church comes for your kids? (Change comes to Short Creek) — High Country News

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

April 26, 2017

Buffalo Doug

The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly wealthy in the early 1900s — and then members started turning up dead. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon describes the dark plot against them: In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money : NPR

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The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island

April 24, 2017

A stranded American Indian woman lived alone on this remote California island for 18 years, inspiring the great children’s novel Island of the Blue Dolphins. Her story, briefly told at Atlas Obscura, reminds us of the lamentable experience of Natives struggling to survive in a market-driven world of European-Americans: San Nicolas Island – Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California – Atlas Obscura

California’s Lush Super Bloom Is Even More Stunning From Space

April 15, 2017

Satellite images captured an explosion of flowers stretching across California’s dessert hills

Source: California’s Lush Super Bloom Is Even More Stunning From Space | Smart News | Smithsonian

Why Does Mount Rushmore Exist?

March 27, 2017
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One Sloppy Land Surveyor Almost Caused a “War” Between Missouri and Iowa

March 27, 2017

Buffalo Doug

In 1839, the outcome of the “Honey War” hinged on the exact location of the Missouri-Iowa border. Sarah Laskow concisely details the developments at Atlas Obscura: One Sloppy Land Surveyor Almost Caused a War Between Missouri and Iowa | Atlas Obscura

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