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Throwback Thursday — Wanna Know How Haunted Houses Got Started?

Greg Delange is busy building Terror Behind the Screen -- the largest, scariest and most high-tech haunted house in the Mid Columbia! That got me thinking, where did the idea of a haunted house attraction come from? They've been very popular for the past dozen years, but how old is the concept? You'll be surprised by the answer!

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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10 Weirdest Coincidences in History!

Maybe you've heard John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died the same day -- July 4, 1826 -- 50 years after the Declaration of Independence! Maybe you've heard all the similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy (both elected to congress in '46, both to the presidency in '60 and both assassins born in '08. Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy and Kennedy had one named Lincoln). But here are some you've NEVER heard of:

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Category: History, Newsletter
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Throwback Thursday: Who Remembers Clint Black’s ‘Nothing But the Taillights’?

With Garth Brooks' new tour taking off like a rocket and everyone talking about what a legend he is, I couldn't help but remember when he was young and said his dream was to some day get as big as Clint Black!

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Dept. of Energy, Hanford Project
Dept. of Energy, Hanford Project
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Throwback Thursday: Graduates of Columbia High School, You’re Not Alone!

If you're a proud graduate of Columbia High School in Richland, your school has been renamed. The building is the same, but no one knows what "Col Hi" is anymore. You're not alone. You can commiserate with graduates of White Bluffs High School.

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Sdubi
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Throwback Thursday: Tri-Cities Is Earthquake Country!

Franklin County experienced a serious earthquake during the night of July 15, 1936 -- the strongest in the Mid Columbia since 1872. That's right, as infrequent as it sounds, Tri-Cities is earthquake country.

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Tri-Cities Throwback Thursday: Can You Guess What This Is?

For today's Throwback Thursday photo we want you to guess what this is a picture of. 

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Hanford Project, Department of Energy
Hanford Project, Department of Energy
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They’re Spent Fuel Rods in Storage at Hanford!

This is a photograph of spent fuel rods in storage inside a tank at Hanford. These are submersed in water inside the K East Basin.

Category: History, Photos
Dept. of Energy, Hanford Project
Dept. of Energy, Hanford Project
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Throwback Thursday: Let’s Go Road Trippin’! [PHOTOS]

For today's Throwback Thursday let's salute the men and women who keep our freeways clean and safe! Summer travel means these folks work overtime on our behalf. Enjoy these photos of road crews (plus a service station) from the early 1930s in the Tri-Cities area.

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Memorial Day 1918
Department of Energy, Hanford Project
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Throwback Thursday: See Memorial Day in 1918 [PHOTOS]

Before it was moved to Prosser in the 1940s, the Benton County veterans cemetery was north of Richland in White Bluffs. Click to see a photo from the air.

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Hanford Project, Department of Energy
Hanford Project, Department of Energy
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Throwback Thursday: Listen to the Band!

Tri-Cities has a lot of great live, local music to enjoy nearly every night of the week. You may not know that it's a long-standing tradition! People have always enjoyed playing in bands -- but the instruments have changed. Check out these photos from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Let’s Play Ball!’

Everywhere I go this time of year I see kids playing baseball. It wasn't any different 100 years ago.

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Why Was a Richland Girls Softball Team Wearing Swastikas? [PHOTO]

Allow me to answer a question with a question: how much do you really know about swastikas?

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