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Frito Pie, As Served in the Dime Store That Invented It

Frito pie, a delicacy of the American Southwest, consists of Frito chips, chili, cheese, beans and onions. Its origins are a mystery, but one legend places its birth at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Woolworth’s isn’t around anymore, but a dime store still resides at that location. It serves Frito pie [...]

The Meanest Towns in the West

The following is an article from the book History’s Lists from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. From the archives of the Old West, we’ve culled a list of the most notorious places on the frontier. Here’s our countdown of the baddest of the bad, meanest of the mean, Wild West towns. Some historians say that the Wild West [...]

The Late Movies: Newsies

Disney’s 1992 box office dud, Newsies, has gained quite a cult following in the ensuing years. Fans particularly enjoy the musical numbers and have discovered that the newsies’ dances work with, well, almost any song. Here’s a sampling of our favorite Newsies / pop song mash-ups. “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz There are at least two mash-ups featuring [...]

Four Neglected Wild West Figures

You’ve heard of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok, but there were plenty of other colorful figures who left their mark on the Wild West. This list tells us about four that you may never had heard of, like Texas Ben Thompson. Texas Ben served in the Confederate States Army, then after the [...]

10 Places With Strange Names (and How They Got Them)

What’s in a (bizarre) name? Here are ten strangely named places and the stories, legends and theories about their origins. 1. Santa Claus, Indiana In 1854, a group of pioneers settled in southwest Indiana and established a small town called Santa Fe. But when they applied to get a post office two years later, they were turned [...]

Awful Taxidermy

Crappy Taxidermy is a photo blog devoted to highlighting the worst works of taxidermy, such as this Santa Fe diesel locomotive. Someone bagged a 16-point buck. That’s pretty good! Link via Doobybrain

El Ateneo libreria Grand Splendid Bookstore In The World

El Ateneo Grand Splendid is one of the Most Magnificent best known bookshops in Buenos Aires, Argentina. photos And Videos Situated at 1860 Santa Fe Avenue in Barrio Norte, the building was designed by the architects PerĂ³ and Torres Armengol for the empresario Max Glucksman (1875-1946), and opened as a theatre named Teatro Gran Splendid in [...]

The Geezer Bandit

Have you seen this old man? He’s the “Geezer Bandit,” a serial bank robber than has robbed three banks so far (once while carrying an oxygen tank!): Authorities say he walked in to a Bank of America branch in Rancho Santa Fe Monday, handed the teller a demand note, and showed a black handgun. It happened [...]