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Nomad’s Pad ‘Glampground’ to Open Soon in Arizona

Think staying in a glass house means no privacy? Think again. Nomad’s Pad campground has plans to introduce a series of 10 incredible glass pyramids on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Each 400 square foot pyramid will be complete with Smart Glass Technology for privacy and unparalleled 360-degree views. They will provide Grand Canyon visitors with a new way to experience nature.

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Old photo of Fast Fanny's Place (a former brothel) in Oatman, Arizona

Oatman, Arizona: The Friendliest Almost-Ghost Town in the West

In the late 1800s, the bustling town of Oatman, Arizona, was overflowing with miners who hoped to stake their claim on some of the millions of dollars in gold and silver from the surrounding mountains. The town was named after a Mormon teenager named Olive Oatman who, as the locals tell it, was captured by Apache warriors, sold to a Mojave tribe, and eventually freed after five years of captivity.

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Grand Canyon Caverns Underground Suite in Arizona

JFK’s Grand Canyon Caverns Underground Suite

In 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the topic of every news broadcast and the headline in every newspaper. Americans lived in fear of a potential missile strike. Even John F. Kennedy, the then-President of the United States, fell prey to the constant worry of an attack. The POTUS decided to take action, creating an underground bunker in the Grand Canyon, Arizona with supplies and food for over 2,000 people to live in (relative) comfort for at least a month.