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Telling the story of America's rich history

Since January 1931, Rugby has claimed itself as “The Geographical Center of North America.” Read more: www.uhaul.com/...

The "Roswell Incident": The Air Force originally stated a flying saucer was found. They later claimed it was just a weather balloon. You be the judge: www.uhaul.com/.... #NewMexico #Roswell #UFO

Deep in the #Nevada desert, approximately 90 miles north of Las Vegas, lies Area 51, a top-secret military facility which is part of Nellis Air Force Base. Find out more about this mysterious area: www.uhaul.com/... #Area51

The Central Artery/Tunnel Project, known also as “The Big Dig”, was the most expensive highway project in U.S. history began in response to the notorious traffic congestion found in the heart of Boston's historic districts. Learn more about the project: www.uhaul.com/... #Boston #TheBigDig

Did you know that flags of the U.S., Mexico & Canada fly at the monument of the geographic center of North America in Rugby? Find out more: www.uhaul.com/...

The Mars Pathfinder was launched on December 4, 1996 by NASA. After a seven-month voyage, the spacecraft landed on the Chryse Planitia region of Mars on July 4, 1997, making it the first successful mission to send a rover to a planet. Find out more: www.uhaul.com/... #Space

A surprising fossil discovery of an ancient Red Panda species is revealed at only one site in the world. What remains uncovered at the Gray Fossil site in Washington County, TN? #Fossils

A surprising fossil discovery of an ancient Red Panda species is revealed at only one site in the world. What remains uncovered at the Gray Fossil site in Washington County, TN? #Fossils

The Hagerman Horse grazed Idaho's ancient savanna over three million years ago. Fossils indicate this zebra-like species continued to evolve until 10,000 years ago, when all traces of the creatures suddenly vanished. America's first horse... Was it a zebra? Was it a horse? Photo credit: National Park Service

The Pioneer was the first in the series of submarines that would make way for the legendary Hunley. It was fabricated from quarter-inch plates which were bolted to an iron frame. Bolt heads were hammered into counter sinkholes which gave the sub's hull a smooth surface. Diving planes attached to either side of the sub enabled the vessel to submerge and surface, while a small propeller at the surface gave the sub its power to move.

As the sun rises and sets in Touro Park, an interesting stone structure sits, catching the sun’s rays as it has done for as many years as people can remember. In its position, overlooking the town of Newport, one can only imagine how long this structure has been here, or what it may have seen in its lifetime.

Pyke became obsessed with the idea of breaking off huge sections of ice from the Arctic icecap and turning them into "bergships". These ships could be towed into the Atlantic, serving as a refueling station for planes and thereby eliminating the need to stay close to land.

During WWI, Geoffrey Pyke was a man with a head full of ideas, although many of his ideas are what some people would have considered crazy.

America's greatest unsolved mysteries known today as the Kensington Runestone. #Runestone #History Learn More: www.uhaul.com/...

The UnderGround Railroad Map. Many freedom-seeking African- Americans used the North Star to guide them, since it never moved across the sky. #History #Underground Railroad Learn More www.uhaul.com/...

Harriet Tubman was known as Moses by her people because, like the Biblical figure, she delivered them unto freedom. After fleeing from bondage herself, General Tubman made many trips back into southern states to rescue others. #History #UnderGroundrailroad #Tubman Learn More: www.uhaul.com/...

Artifacts from an interesting culture that has kept archaeologists intrigued for many years because of their burial practices. They were named after the the clay that they used to line the graves of their dead #History #Clay #Burial #Graves Learn More www.uhaul.com/...

Legend has it that almost three centuries ago, a "gentleman pirate" named Jean Lafitte and his band of buccaneers frequented the shores of Lake Charles to hide out from enemy ships, stash pirate booty and leave behind buried treasure. Learn More #History #Pirates #Louisiana #Treasure www.uhaul.com/...

More than 100 skulls, 48 lower jaws and a variety of isolated bones were found in the Hagerman Horse quarry in Idaho. Learn more about which creatures were uncovered. #Creatures #Idaho #History #Artifacts www.uhaul.com/...

John Wesley Powell: Exploring the Grand Canyon #History #GrandCanyon www.uhaul.com/...

John Wesley Powell: Preparing for an expedition down the Colorado River with three 21 ft wood vessels. #History #Colorado #Exploration www.uhaul.com/...

General Robert E. Lee Surrendered his Confederate Army on April 9, 1865 #History #civilwar

John Wesley Powell: On the very first day of battle, after he raised his hand to signal for the gunners to fire and a musket ball smashed through his wrist, crushing his bones so badly, that his arm amputated below the elbow. #History #CivilWar www.uhaul.com/...