At Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans, a hearty bowl of chef Leah Chase’s gumbo is an authentic taste of history. Widely known as the queen of Creole cuisine, Chase has served her Southern fare to world leaders and celebrities alike over her 71-year career, and she continues to cook today at age 94.
It was fall of 1918. The Allied military’s tactical movements were jeopardized by the German military’s superior espionage capabilities. Not only were the Germans tapping Allied phone lines, they were able to crack the code. That’s when two Native American soldiers speaking Choctaw came in, and would ultimately help turn the tide of the war.
At the corner of Gregson and Peabody streets in Durham, North Carolina, lies a railroad trestle with an infamous history. The 11-foot-8-inch underpass, also known at the “can-opener bridge,” has seen hundreds of truck collisions over the past eight years.