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The Man in Black Gets a New Honor

Johnny Cash's childhood home in Arkansas is added to the National Register of Historic Places

(Newser) - The Man in Black's boyhood home has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, though the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette notes that it took two tries to get it there. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced Friday that the home in Dyess where country music icon Johnny Cash lived... More »

One of Pennsylvania's Oldest Homes Hid in Plain Sight

1704 log home hidden by 5 layers of exterior

(Newser) - Based on a line in a local history book, Jude Plum suspected the two-story home he purchased out of pre-foreclosure in 2013 was old. He just didn't know it was one of the oldest surviving homes in Pennsylvania. That fact, and more of the home's history, surfaced only... More »

Bill Clinton’s Birthplace Burns, Arson Suspected

Christmas fire at house in Hope appears intentional

(Newser) - The former president who branded himself as "the man from Hope" got some less-than-hopeful news for Christmas in the form of a fire at his birthplace that officials are investigating as arson, reports KSLA-TV . "There’s just evidence and signs that we do believe it was intentionally set,... More »

Supporters Battle to Save 'West Coast White House'

'West Coast White House' added to list of America's most endangered buildings

(Newser) - Fans of 20th-century architecture are rallying to save an LA landmark from the wrecking ball, reports the Los Angeles Times. Developers want to raze the '60s-modernist Century Plaza hotel—once known as the West Coast White House due to its appeal among politicians and celebs—but supporters have persuaded the... More »

Golden Gate Guardians Study Suicide Barriers

But agency doesn't have the tens of millions the fixes would cost

(Newser) - The Golden Gate Bridge is an increasingly popular spot for suicides, but officials are divided over erecting unsightly barriers that might have discouraged the 35 who killed themselves there last year. The Los Angeles Times reports the agency that maintains the bridge is now studying five designs but doesn't have... More »

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