Tales of El Scorcho

A road that has guided civilizations through the Illinois wilderness since 11,000 BC
The patchwork carrier that produced the US Navy's best fliers.
By Jennifer Young In 1903, French chemist Édouard Bénédictus stumbled upon the creation of shatter-proof glass when he accidentally dropped plastic cellulose nitrate into a glass beaker. He discovered that when the glass became coated with this film, it would...
Coolest. Grist mill. Ever.
Nightmare fuel.
By Jennifer Young The World’s Fair of 1939-1940 was held in Queens, New York, and featured the slogan, “Dawn of a New Day.” Many of the fair’s exhibits were geared for the world of tomorrow. Visitors delighted in highly technological...
Trading stamps became privately-printed money.
128 acres, just below the stomach of Indy...