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Podcast: Tonopah Mining Camp

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we step into the shoes of the miners who once labored in the Nevada mountains, via a trip to the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. This episode was produced in partnership with Travel Nevada. Our podcast is an...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 07:14
Northwest African American Museum in Seattle, Washington

The building that now houses the Northwest African American Museum used to be the Coleman School, which was a part of the Seattle public school system from 1909 to 1985. When the school was decommissioned, it was shortlisted as a potential site for an African American museum by a task force assembled in 1984 by then-mayor Charles Royer, which was planning...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 01:35
In Nordic Countries, Pine Foods Have Evergreen Appeal

Aanaar isn’t easy for many tourists—or for that matter, food suppliers—to reach. Located in Inari, a remote municipality in Finland’s northernmost Sápmi region, the acclaimed restaurant inside the Hotel Kultahovi draws inspiration from traditional northern foods and relies on the surrounding countryside for ingredients. Chef Dāvis Sausnītis’s team...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 01:14
"M" Road in Trojica, Montenegro

What girl would not want to get a devotion of love in the form of a road in her name? Like a 19th-century graffiti, local legend has it that the "M"—that stands out on a straight road that could have continued straight towards the mountain—was created by an Austro-Hungarian engineer Josip Slade-Šilović who was in love with a Montenegrin princess called...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 01:14
Concrete Cows in Milton Keynes, England

The Concrete Cows in Milton Keynes, England, are an iconic work of sculpture, created in 1978 by the American artist Liz Leyh. There are three cows and three calves, approximately half the size of their living counterparts. Over the years they have been known to travel. One taking a journey and popping up across the U.K. Some were briefly moved when...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 00:43
Pasaje Pan in Rosario, Argentina

This quaint shopping arcade is the oldest in the city of Rosario, housing very curious, charming little stores like a luthier workshop and even the local Esperanto Association. In 1890, Andres Pan, a prosperous Spanish immigrant built this place to rent stores. Legend has it that his ghost still haunts the corridors at night, waiting to receive his...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 00:12

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