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Reforestation set for historic New Orleans neighborhood

Oct. 15, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A nonprofit is seeking volunteers to help plant trees and restore a historic New Orleans neighborhood this weekend. Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, or SOUL, will launch its reforesting park project Saturday in the Pontchartrain Park neighborhood with...

2 historic locomotives headed back home to Ely, Nevada

Oct. 11, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two historic locomotives that were part of the pioneering shift from steam-powered to diesel-electric trains in the mid-1900s are coming back to their home in a northeast Nevada railyard. Built in 1951, Locomotive 201 is the last survivor among 38...

Black couple's daring escape from slavery marked in London

Oct. 05, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Black couple who escaped slavery in the U.S. state of Georgia and fled to Britain to campaign for abolition have been honored with a historic plaque on their home in London. English Heritage on Tuesday marked the accomplishments of Ellen and William...

Boston's famous Skinny House sells for a nice fat price

Sep. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's famous Skinny House has sold for a nice fat price. The home in the city's North End hit the market in August for $1.2 million, and the deal was closed Thursday for $1.25 million, according to Zillow. The home “received...

Last house in historic Black community may become museum

Sep. 05, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

The house needs a new home. It might someday become a museum, so it can keep sharing its story of slaughter and survival. It’s the last house in what once was Rosewood, a community of 300 people — mostly Black — who lived along State Road 24,...

$50K grant to fund study of West Las Vegas historic sites

Aug. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — City officials in Las Vegas say they’ll use a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service to fund research about five decades of segregation, civil rights activism and advocacy in the historic West Las Vegas neighborhood. An announcement on Monday...

Slave revolt started, musician grew up at La. historic house

Aug. 21, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Traffic through LaPlace down La. 628 passes an unassuming two-story white house with a tin roof and green-accented shutters. Surrounded by trees, and with an inviting front stairway and a porch big enough for an extended family to sip sweet tea and people-watch, the...

Historic shipbuilder's home fetches $4.65M in New Hampshire

Aug. 19, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A home that belonged to a sea captain and shipbuilder has sold for $4.65 million in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The three-story home built by Capt. Thomas Thompson in 1784 was sold last week, the Portsmouth Herald reports. The...

Jimmy Carter, trounced in 1980, gets fresh look from history

Aug. 19, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is sometimes called a better former president than he was president. Nodding to Carter's decades of work as a globe-trotting humanitarian but with a glaring reminder of his landslide defeat in 1980, the backhanded compliment rankles Carter...

Boston's famed Skinny House back on market, listed for $1.2M

Aug. 13, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's famous Skinny House is on sale again for a whopping $1.2 million. The vertically rectangular-shaped house was listed Monday, the first time it's been on the market since 2017. Four years ago, it was sold for $900,000, The Boston Globe reported. ...