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A Feminist Road Trip Across the U.S.

Over the past month, Atlas Obscura has been exploring the stories of women who changed the world, from wildlife biologists and mountain climbers to Civil War spies and tattoo artists. To celebrate these daring women who struck out on their own, we’ve put together a cross-country road trip. Over 12 stops and more than 3,000 miles, this route will give you a front-row seat to women’s history in America.

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Harvested fire morels against charred bits of wood.

The Mysterious Mushroom That Only Grows in Burn Scars

To find fire morels, forage after wildfires.
Residents of Albany, Oregon, have been hand carving the carousel's fanciful animals for 20 years.

The Carousel That Saved a Town

How building a children's attraction rebuilt the community of Albany, Oregon.
Hells Canyon National Recreational Area, which runs mostly along the border of Idaho and Oregon, encompasses more than 650,000 acres.

Come Hell or High Water, Mail Arrives Weekly in This Remote Canyon

Jill and Jim Koch have been delivering mail by boat to Hells Canyon for decades, following a century-old route.
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