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Tobacco Field Where Martin Luther King Jr. Worked Preserved as Historic Site

The Connecticut property, where King worked in college, has important connections to the Civil Rights... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
The Legacy of Campbell Soup’s Tomato Breeding Program

How the canned food company helped the Garden State become synonymous with luscious red tomatoes.

Jeff Quattrone
January 12, 2022
Why Do We Eat Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s?

Tracing the tradition back to its southern roots.

Debra Freeman
December 27, 2021
The Great American Chestnut Tree Revival

More than a century ago, billions of American chestnuts were wiped out by an invasive... (more)

Shea Swenson
December 20, 2021
The History of the Maligned and Misunderstood Fruitcake

The polarizing dessert that people love to hate became a holiday mainstay thanks, in part,... (more)

Jeffrey Miller
December 19, 2021
Putting the Egg Back in Eggnog

Store-bought versions hardly resemble the drink’s rich, boozy origins.

Fran Hopper
December 17, 2021
Why Are Barns Painted Red?

It's aesthetically pleasing, yes, but there's a historic reason behind the crimson hue.

Thomas Durant Visser
November 30, 2021