Happy Fourth of July! Here are a few stories to light up your weekend:
My Hometown Baseball Stadium Just Burned Down. It Was My Childhood-and an American Relic - Slate. Eugene, Oregon's Civic Stadium, which was built as a public-private partnership involving the WPA.
A Long Walk's End - SBNation
Royals All Star Voting Echoes Last Time MLB Fans Stuffed The Ballot Box - All Things Considered. Cincinnati, 1957.
What the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history means for farms - Fortune
White House: We Have a Beef With GMO Regulations - The Salt. I think they are a bit late on this.
The U.S. Is Producing a Record Amount of Milk and Dumping the Leftovers - Bloomberg.
The Father-Son Feud That Built an Empire of Food - Narratively
Raisin Grower Wins Supreme Court Battle - Modern Farmer. It will be interesting how a massive raisin surplus is dealt with going forward.
How Did President Zachary Taylor Actually Die? - priceonomics
How a Conservative Billionaire is Moving Heaven and Earth to Become the Biggest Alternative Energy Giant in the Country - Pacific Standard
The Missing Diamond Shortage - Bloomberg
Whistle-blower: How doctor uncovered nightmare - Detroit News
The Mystery of St. Louis's Veiled Prophet - The Atlantic. The weird roots of Fair St. Louis. A look at power dynamics in St. Louis history.
Seattle on the Mediterranean - New York Times
What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? - Rolling Stone. Some blame tremendous air pollution resulting from natural gas production in the basin.
Why the Christian right is going to war (with itself) - Salon
Anti-Intellectualism Is Killing America - Psychology Today
Major League Baseball Players Born Abroad - The Big Picture