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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