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June 26, 2020
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Digitizing Black Funeral Programs (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/black-american-funeral-records?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
In May 2020, the Digital Library of Georgia introduced a free digital archive of some 3,348 programs—including photos, prayers and guest signatures—from funerals of Black Americans who died between 1886 and 2019. It’s a promising “treasure trove” for genealogists looking to fill in the gaps of their histories. (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/black-american-funeral-records?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
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Garbage is a snapshot of what people chose to consume in a particular place and time, and archaeologists at Michigan's Mackinac Island have looked to rusted, smashed-up odds and ends from a local dump for clues about how residents and visitors lived. (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mackinac-island-trash-dump?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
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There’s a lot to say about Mary Ellis’s tomb, such as the fact that she lived until the age of 119. But it’s specifically the gouges on her tomb that have made it a local wonder—marks that, according to many, indicate it was used by press gangs to sharpen their swords. (https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-cutlass-stone?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
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Gather your team and compete in Atlas Obscura’s weekly contest of wits, smarts, and educated-guessing, with a chance to win a surprise item—not to mention, bragging rights. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlas-obscura-trivia-night-tickets-103006136126?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
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For years, Boise, Idaho-based photographer and video producer Levi Bettwieser has run a website called the Rescued Film Project, where he runs a one-man operation to develop donated rolls of film. (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-man-who-develops-the-worlds-found-film?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
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The now-abandoned tunnels were built for the transcontinental railroad on the route where the first wagon train entered California. (https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/donner-pass-summit-tunnels?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
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Before it became the sweet summertime treat it is today, the watermelon was one foul, functional fruit, characterized by their bland or bitter taste. But despite their rather unpalatable flesh, they were cultivated for hundreds of years. (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/where-are-watermelons-from?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
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These houses built into the sandstone rock at Kinver were the last occupied troglodyte dwellings in England. The tiered homes were occupied for more than 200 years, and may have served as the inspiration for Tolkien’s Hobbit holes. (https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/holy-austin-rock-houses?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=18e85f26e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-18e85f26e9-71802774&mc_cid=18e85f26e9&mc_eid=[UNIQID])
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