Bass Reeves

Born to slave parents, Bass Reeves would become the first African-American U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and a great frontier hero. He worked mostly in Indian Territory which is now parts of Arkansas and the Oklahoma.  It is documented that the fictional character ‘The Lone Ranger’ is based on his adventurous life as …

Hydes Mill

One of the most photographed old mills in Wisconsin, Hyde’s Mill was built in 1850 on a stone dam with a wooden waterwheel.

Bridal Falls

Yosemite Falls, one of the world’s tallest, is actually made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 feet), the middle cascades (675 feet), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 feet).

Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the Black Cavalry by Native American tribes who fought in the Indian Wars. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866: 9th Cavalry Regiment 10th Cavalry Regiment 24th Infantry Regiment 25th …