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The United States was founded about 245 years ago, but some American towns have been around for more than three centuries, and some longer still. 24/7 Tempo selected 100 towns that were founded...
You can practically glean the history of America in the names of all 50 states. The story of the United States begins in the East and the South and is reflected in the origin of the names of the...
In 1896, the highest peak in North America was named Mount McKinley after presidential candidate William McKinley, who’d never once set foot in Alaska. There was only one problem — the...
Thousands of years before Leif Erikson and Christopher Columbus arrived in North America, a different group of people came to the continent. While there are different theories as to how people first...
Most of us were taught as young children that the first Thanksgiving was a shared autumn harvest feast between Wampanoag Indians and early colonists in 1621. Often, however, the suffering of the...
Could you name the world’s smallest countries and territories by population? You’d be surprised, but chances are you’re familiar with quite a few. A strong majority of these lightly...
There are no rules for naming towns. Some are christened, reasonably enough, after their founders or a defining geographical feature. Others have monikers based on other languages or they may pay...
People from every state have at least one aspect of their home state they can brag about, but also one they would probably rather forget. 24/7 Tempo reviewed information from the Centers for Disease...
The United States was founded 244 years ago, but some American towns have been around for more than three centuries, and some longer still. 24/7 Tempo selected 50 towns that were founded before the...
Names are meant to describe and distinguish one place or person from another. While long names might be unique and better differentiate a place — take the Welsh village of...
There are about 30,000 cities, towns, and villages in the U.S., each with a unique characteristic — be it an iconic landmark, a fascinating history, or a special name. And since there are no...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the entire world. In the U.S., New York City, where almost one in eight deaths from the virus in the United States has occurred, has been among...
You can practically glean the history of America in the names of all 50 states. The story of the United States begins in the East and the South and is reflected in the origin of the names of the...
There are about 200 countries in the world today but this number has changed over the centuries. Throughout history, borders have rarely remained static, with new countries forming and others ceasing...
Every state has something its residents can be proud of. While for some it’s a natural resource, a landmark, or a signature attraction, for others it’s a statistic that proves the state...