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Sahaganj

In 1936 the pneumatic tyres manufacturer Dunlop opened its first factory in India. Sahaganj was the chosen venue. It was the first tyre manufacturing plant…

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Dallol

Dallol is a village located in the Danakil Desert, northern Ethiopia. Known as the hottest place year-round on Earth, Dallol holds the official record for…


Cockatoo Island Crane. Photo credit: Boyd159

Cockatoo Island

Located in Sydney Harbour, Australia, Cockatoo Island, between 1839 and 1869, operated as a convict penal establishment, for convicts who had re-offended in the colonies….


Humberstone and Santa Laura

Two former saltpeter refineries located in northern Chile, in the Atacama Desert. Founded in 1872, the Saltpeter works and the towns constructed around them became obsolete fifty years later, after two…


Nuttallburg

Nuttallburg, West Virginia, USA, owes its name to English entrepreneur John Nuttall, who saw a golden opportunity in the coal-rich New River gorge and began…


Bois du Cazier

The history of the Bois du Cazier coal mining site dates back to a 1822 concession, in which a transcription error caused the name of…


Williamsburg

The Domino Sugar Refinery was the first refinery of the American Sugar Refining Company. It processed more than half of the sugar sold in the…


Wieliczka

810 steps underground. That’s what it takes to reach the bottom of the wonderful Wieliczka Salt Mine, which was closed after over 900 years of…