The New Orleans Superdome

The New Orleans Superdome

In 1822 the Girod Street Cemetery was established in what is now the Central Business District of New Orleans. Like other cemeteries in the Crescent City, bodies were interned above ground due to the city’s constant problems with flooding. Remains were typically placed in a tomb or placed in vaults. But with outbreaks of yellow…

Luxor Casino

Luxor Casino

Driving down Las Vegas Boulevard you can’t miss the 350 feet tall black pyramid and 10 story tall Sphinx rising out of the desert. The casino and resort with an Egyptian style themed hotel consists of 4,407 rooms, 29 retail shops, 4 swimming pools and a wedding chapel. When it opened in 1993 the Luxor’s…

Tennessee Ghost Stories: Franklin’s Frankenstein

Tennessee Ghost Stories: Franklin’s Frankenstein

Tales abound about the spirits from the Civil War that allegedly reside in the old Williamson County Courthouse in Franklin, Tennessee. But, did you know that before the courthouse was built, the property was home to a small building that belonged to Dr. Ferdinand Stith? Like many other medical professionals in the early 19th century,…