Every New Yorker knows of Grand Central Terminal's celestial mural, but they might not know the stories it hides. In fact, it's not even the original mural!
In September 1907, Ezra Meeker, a 76-year-old pioneer, drove his ox-drawn covered wagon down Broadway and over the Brooklyn Bridge to save the Oregon Trail
In the late 1800s a junk shop owner and secondhand arms dealer conned everyone from a NYC mayor to the Smithsonian by selling links of the West Point Chain.
As the US expanded west, some of its citizens called for removal of the capital out of Washington DC. The most popular city to host the capital? St. Louis, MO.
In 1929 passenger ship "Fort Victoria" sank in New York Bay. To make the channel safe for navigation, an explosives firm used 25-tons of dynamite to blow it up