1950’s

Updates On The Way!

Hi there everyone! Just a real quick not to let you know I’ve got a ton of updates to the blog…starting with the Movie of the Month!  Try the links above to get the new stuff and I’m hoping to get a new post up later today. I’ve also just updated the Image of the … Continue reading »

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Digest Anyone?

As an amateur historian, it’s easy to get into the trap of using “established” resouces in which to do our research.  Scholarly papers, donated collections, first-person interviews, these are all the first things we all think of.  However, this morning, I thought it would be a great time to discuss one of my favorite resources:  The Reader’s … Continue reading »

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Upcoming: Freeman Field, Part II.

Exciting News!  Having previously written about Freeman Field and all of the controversies and history seen on the base, I’m currently working on a freelance piece about this airfield, particularly with reference to all of the Axis material and aircraft research that occurred while it was open.  It’s not due out until later in the … Continue reading »

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Exhausted? The Strange Sage of Chrysler’s Turbine Cars….

Automotive history has always been a fascinating part of American history to me. Maybe it’s because my dad was a mechanic and I’ve always been around automobiles most of my life, but whatever the cause, I’ve just finished reading a great book: Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.   It’s … Continue reading »

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Going, going, not quite gone! The BEST of Adventures In History!

    As I’ve had a chance to start updating the blog again, I realize there’s probably quite a few of you who may not be aware that I’ve been doing this for some time and there’s a lot of good posts you may have missed!  To help you out, I’ve outlined some of my … Continue reading »

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Workshop Ready?

Well, with Thanksgiving now over, the Christmas season is in full swing!  Visiting my local big-box store, I was swamped with shoppers and products and Christmas music beating full-force upon my ears.  Somehow it all seems to soon.  However, maybe it’s just my slowness in getting into the Christmas spirit.  Whatever the case may be, … Continue reading »

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Gunning it! Hot Rods Rule!

In today’s world of airbags, government regulations and technology, driving has seemingly faded into the background, dismissed by the electronic culture of cell phones, social media and the Internet.  However, it wasn’t always this way.  In post-war America of the late 1940’s and 1950’s, it  was the heyday of the automotive culture, the rise of … Continue reading »

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Let’s watch TV!

I was working today, doing some writing and saw the post from Dan Cohen about the Duke Universities vintage television commercial archive. Checking it out, it’s amazing what one can watch!  Here’s a few screenshots from vintage AMC and American Express commercials: Here’s the one from American Express: In looking at some of these, it’s amazing … Continue reading »

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3…2….1…Ignition…..Sputnik, Flopnik and the Great Space Race!

If you’ve had a chance to check out our new image of the month, then you might already be aware of the space race in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  The facts remain that this was an uneasy time for the United States and her citizens.  Our uneasy World War II alliance with the … Continue reading »

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Shopping Can Be Fun!

Well, we finally have it! Our new movie-of-the-month! This month, we’re taking a trip back to 1957 and going to the mall! This time, we’ve found a great movie entitled “Shopping can be Fun.” It’s great look back at the classic post-war American shopping mall.  The Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo CA is a … Continue reading »

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