A new museum offers a rebuke to our sanitized history of slavery: The former indigo, sugar and cotton operation, which finally opened to the public after years of careful restoration in December 2014 as the country’s first slave museum, is a modern avatar of injustice. Nestled off the historic River Road that runs alongside the slow, lazy crook of the Mississippi, the estate was built in the late 1700s by entrepreneur Jean Jacques Haydel upon land purchased by his German-immigrant father.

Inside America’s Auschwitz

A new museum offers a rebuke to our sanitized history of slavery: The former indigo, sugar and cotton operation, which finally opened to the public after years of careful restoration in December 2014 as the country’s first slave museum, is a modern avatar of injustice. Nestled off the historic River Road that runs alongside the slow, lazy crook of the Mississippi, the estate was built in the late 1700s by entrepreneur Jean Jacques Haydel upon land purchased by his German-immigrant father.

In a rare photo of the couple together, Josie Marcus sits with Wyatt Earp in their desert camp at their Happy Days gold mine, across the river from Parker, Arizona, in the 1920s.

In a rare photo of the couple together, Josie Marcus sits with Wyatt Earp in their desert camp at their Happy Days gold mine, across the river from Parker, Arizona, in the 1920s.

This 1879 Leadville, Colorado, image shows two noted Westerners, (at left)…

This 1879 Leadville, Colorado, image shows two noted Westerners, (at left)…

Half billion year old hammer embedded in rock that formed 400 MILLION years ago ~ Archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to more than 400 million years old. The hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. A section of the wooden handle had begun the metamorphosis into coal. (at least 5 other artifacts and the story of their discovery are listed on the linked page)...

Half billion year old hammer embedded in rock that formed 400 MILLION years ago ~ Archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to more than 400 million years old. The hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. A section of the wooden handle had begun the metamorphosis into coal. (at least 5 other artifacts and the story of their discovery are listed on the linked page)...

FortWorth's "Hell's Half Acre," was a rough and rowdy district filled with saloons, dance halls, gambling parlors, and bordellos. This area thrived in the late 1800s, when cowboys on the #Chisholm Trail would stop by, kick up their heels, and patronize the "lonesome doves." Some of the most famous folks in the Old West also visited the Acre: Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Sam Bass, Etta Place, Longhair Jim Courtright, Luke Short, and, of course, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance…

FortWorth's "Hell's Half Acre," was a rough and rowdy district filled with saloons, dance halls, gambling parlors, and bordellos. This area thrived in the late 1800s, when cowboys on the #Chisholm Trail would stop by, kick up their heels, and patronize the "lonesome doves." Some of the most famous folks in the Old West also visited the Acre: Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Sam Bass, Etta Place, Longhair Jim Courtright, Luke Short, and, of course, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance…

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