Alcatraz Prison

History: Located in the San Francisco Bay in California, the small island of Alcatraz was developed with various facilities such as a lighthouse, military prison, and federal prison from 1934 until 1963. This island is home to the earliest abandoned prison, oldest lighthouse on the west coast, and early military establishments. During its time as [...]

The Shanghai Tunnels

History: Located in Portland, Oregon are the infamous Shanghai Tunnels, also referred to as the Old Portland Underground. These tunnels connected the Old Town, a.k.a. Chinatown, to the central downtown area of Portland and then to the Willamette River waterfront. This allowed businesses to receive and move their goods from the cargo ships without worrying [...]

Alexander Majors House (and Barn)

History: Located at 8201 State Line Rd in Kansas City, Missouri is the historical Alexander Majors House. This lovely antebellum house was built in 1856 for the family of Alexander Majors. The house served as both a family home and as the headquarters for Majors' very successful freight company. Many people carry on memory of [...]

St. Albans Sanatorium

St. Albans today, photo found on Colonial Ghosts/Credit to the Maryland Ghost Trackers History: Located in Radford Virginia, St. Albans Sanatorium was first built and used as a private preparatory high school for boys in 1892 by Professor George W. Miles. Miles envisioned this school as a place where boys would learn to be “future [...]

The Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

History: The lovely stone "castle" ruins at the Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camden County, Missouri are one of the Midwest's favorite travel spots and its name comes from the Native American Osage phase that translates to "laughing waters". The ruins have not always looked this way though; this location used to be a [...]

Graffiti House

History: Located in Brandy Station Virginia, the Graffiti House was constructed in 1858 by James Barbour and is one of the only remaining structures that was built before the American Civil War. The house was built near the Orange & Alexandra Railroad and because of this, the house was considered a strategic location that was [...]