1900’s

Hershey bar anyone?

Very recently my family and I had the opportunity to visit Hershey Pennsylvania and spend some time at the touring the Hershey factory and learning more about this famous American brand. While I had been here before, it’s always neat to see something you really like and the history behind it, the personalities, the hard … Continue reading »

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

  Spent some time recently working on a freelance article about Hollywood and I ran across a site that I hadn’t visited in a long time:  The LOC Motion Picture & Television Reading Room.   If you’ve never had a chance to visit the site, you really should!  You can easily find it online at … Continue reading »

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COLD & SNOW!!! BRRRR!!!

Well, it’s after Christmas and amid the crowds of shoppers looking for deals and returning unwanted gifts, a large portion of the country has been zapped with massive amounts of snow.  Being stuck in the middle of all of this, I thought it would be a great post to investigate how previous Americans dealt with … Continue reading »

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History, Ohio, and the “City of Murals”

Can I call Ohio my new home state? With it’s roads and airspace being routinely crisscrossed by politicans of both parties in the last few weeks, Ohio is assuming once again national importance. I’m happy….but not for that reason. I’m happy, because, after 10+ years, I want to call Ohio my new home state…if you … Continue reading »

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Dino, Oil and High Test! Who is Sinclair?

With over 2,000 stations and established in 20+ states, Sinclair Oil is a major part of the American economy today.  Established in the early part of the century, this company rode the wave of American companies capitalizing on the birth of the “Petroleum Age”. Led by Harry F. Sinclair, the company was formed from a … Continue reading »

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Blown! The Bridge, The Spy, and “The War To End All Wars”

Well, I’m back.  This summer is shaping up to be a busy one, probably your summer is also.  It seems there is never enough time to finish all that needs to be done and my poor blog is suffering.  Thank you dear reader for hanging in there and continuing to stop by.  I have so … Continue reading »

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Go West With Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Shows!

Hello everyone! Well, I’ve been at camp, so I haven’t been able to post too regularly this week, but ran across a facinating topic on Buffalo Bill tonight and thought you might be interested. (1) Like that picture?  When someone says “The West”, that is what I picture in my mind.  William Frederick Cody, aka: … Continue reading »

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Fake Money and Hot Lead: The Historical Secret Service Origins

From the 1800’s through today, the United Secret Service continues it’s mission of protecting the President as well as investigating all sorts of financial fraud such as counterfeiting. Although it’s best known for the protection aspect, the other mission of the Secret Service is just as vital. In today’s post, we’ll talk about the origins, … Continue reading »

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STOP Just a small slip of paper STOP fading into the past STOP

This one actually happened before I started blogging.  I thought about it this morning and knew it would be a great topic to talk about.  Can  you guess what it is?  Here are some hints: (1) Ok, one more: (2) Yes, you got it: Western Union! Once a prime method of communicating long distances in … Continue reading »

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Bulletproof! The man called “Teddy”

(Note to readers) Thank you for reading! I appreciate it very much. Please forgive the slow update schedule over the weekend, but I have been working on the WordPress software as well as various “family” events. Those of you who have children, I’m sure, understand how busy life can be at times. In any event, … Continue reading »

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