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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit a building in Tangier that was one of the first pieces of land owned by the United States Government—outside of the country—and was a gift from “America’s first friend.”

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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