Tag: history

Strange Lands Episode 4

Strange Lands, Episode 4: The Oscar 7 Event

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1968, two alarms sounded in the Oscar 1 Launch Control Center. The alarms were OZ, outer zone, and IZ, inner…

Strange Lands Podcast: Episode 1

Strange Lands, Episode 1: The Horror Legend Forged in a Volcanic Winter

1816 was known as the Year Without a Summer. Observers in all parts of the globe reported cooler than normal weather, a dry fog that would not dissipate…

Found Photos: 1930s Minnesota

Found photos are a simple pleasure. I get a lot of enjoyment from looking at old postcards and photos, and trying to tease out the details from the…

FM Lost and Found Launches

Sonic Tremor Media is proud to announce the launch of FM Lost and Found (FMlostandfound.com), the companion website to the forthcoming book, Fargo Moorhead Lost and Found. The…

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast

For young people living in the time of the world wide web and the 24 hour news culture, it can be hard to appreciate the reality of a…

Fargo: Then and Now

These are some teaser images from a book we’re working on, a photographic history of Fargo featuring present day photos that are reshoots of classic shots from the…

Devastation in the Aftermath of the 1957 Fargo Tornado

In the course of putting together a few coffee table books, we’ve spent a lot of time rooting through boxes of postcards at estate sales and antique stores,…

1966 Northern UFO Outbreak

When I posted a story about a 1966 UFO sighting in Donnybrook, North Dakota, I was inundated with messages from people who said there was a whole other…

The Original Fargodome

Some years ago when I was researching some historic Fargo happenings, I ran across an obscure webpage that featured a short blurb about a place called the Fargo…

Russian Meteor

Capturing History As It Happens

Hannah Urden posted this video after her flight — 1702 from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale — aborted takeoff and caught fire. ¬†Add this to the live tweet of…