In this week's "Rock Solid History News Digest" for families, learn about the “down the shore” moniker 🌊, a Depression-era castle 🏰, a Civil War cemetery caretaker 🍂, a lost city 🌆, and cave houses 🏠. Also get the low-down on tons of NJ/NY area events for kids and their families. Sign up at the button above!
‘Down the shore’ explained: a history of Philly’s favorite summer travel phrase
By Asha Prihar for Billy Penn
This could possibly be the strangest house in all of New Jersey, maybe America?
By Shawn Michaels for 92.7 wobm (photo above courtesy of the-palace-of-depression.business.site)
N.J. man dedicates his spare time to maintaining graves of Black veterans who served in the Civil War
By Amethyst Martinez for NJ Advance Media/NJ.com
Lost Maya city discovered in the Yucatan
By Heritage Daily
Viking-era cave system larger, older than previously thought
By Larissa Kyzer for Iceland Review (photo below courtesy of Kristborg Þórsdottir)
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