Old Faithful Never Disappoints!

Each year thousands of tourists pour into Yellowstone National Park to see some of the greatest wonders in the world. Their top destination? Old Faithful Geyser. The famous geyser is the most predicable, erupting roughly every 91 minutes and shooting boiling water up to 185 feet in the air. In August of 2010, the new …

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Happy Halloween!

The best part about preserving architecture is that it lasts well into the future. And with history you’re sure to get a few stories. Every October, thousands of people take part in Halloween festivities. At the top of the list are haunted houses. Historic buildings especially those involved in the Salem Witch Trails, are filled with …

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Pesticides do more Harm than Good

Each year, thousands of farmers use pesticides to eliminate certain pests- such as bugs. But those chemicals might be affecting birds too. Neonicotinoids, a common pesticide made from nicotine, may be hurting birds more than we think. The pesticide will kill off bugs that certain birds need to eat. Without the bugs, birds are starving. …

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Building the Cathedral of a Lifetime

Across from Rockefeller Center in New York City sits St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Neo-Gothic styled Roman Catholic Cathedral church is a staple of New York City. The famous landmark marks a turning point in the city’s history where religious freedom was viewed as the norm. In 1976, the cathedral was declared a National Historic Landmark. …

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Watergate: History preserved

The term ‘gate’ has developed into a suffix we use to describe a scandal, and the history behind the word comes from the iconic Watergate Hotel and Office Building. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as an architectural landmark, famous for one of history’s biggest scandals- the Watergate Scandal. …

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The island of pelicans

Looking out over the ocean from San Francisco Bay, you can see the span of Alcatraz Island.  But it’s nothing like what you may have seen in the movies. In the years since its discovery, the island has been home to a number of different uses but now the island and its buildings are preserved …

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Harvard by the books

Harvard University students and researchers alike dwell at the Widener Library late into the midnight hours. But while the library is mostly populated with people, it seemed pigeons had an uncanny attraction to the building as well. The library’s flawless architecture had long endured abuse from local pest birds. However, Birdmaster has helped prevent future …

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