1950’s

Big Boom! A Desperate Race for Intelligence!

(1) Putting conspiracy aside for just a moment, the facts remain that post-World War II, the United States found itself in a desperate race with the Soviet Union on many fronts. One of the most important was atomic weapons. Each of the players struggled to stay on top, with new technologies and strategies to keep … Continue reading »

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Calling All Cars!

Well, I just found it!  I was writing today and happened to go to Hulu and found a great old TV show:  Highway Patrol!  Let’s take a look at a sample of the show: (1) That’s a pretty neat show! I’ve always been a big fan of Dragnet and other vintage television shows, and from … Continue reading »

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Crushed! A Look Back at the ‘59 Chevrolet!

(1) After seeing the above crash test video from the IIHS comparing the ‘59 Chevrolet to the new ‘09 Chevrolet Malibu, I was shocked to say the least.  Say what you want, but automobile safety has come a long way!  However, on the other hand, seeing the ‘59 really sends me back to that year, … Continue reading »

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Ready for Take Off! Did You See That CAR!!!!

  (1) I was reading the New York Times today and came across an article talking about the history of fins on the American car in the late 1950’s.  You can find that article here:  Tailfins at Their High Point. While I’m trying not to get to swallowed up by nostalgia, I have to admit … Continue reading »

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Houses, Repairs, and the Project Zone!

We’re going to take a slight diversion from our series on the Korean War to bring to you some neat information I’ve found about the classic “home project.” (1) The picture above is a classic illustration of the Levittown home so popular in the post-war suburban years.  In fact this classic design is just now … Continue reading »

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Acting Up…Again!

  Hello everyone, including our new subscribers!  Life, as usual, has been crazy lately and I have not been able to post up as I should…please forgive me!  We had a reader enjoy our last post on presidential planes, especially the Connie shots (link to that post is here), and forwarded to me links to … Continue reading »

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Let’s Go Flying!

Hi all! We had a real good visit to the WPAFB the other day and I actually got to tour a part of the museum that I had never seen before:  The presidential aircraft section. Currently, it’s pretty tough to get admittance to this particular part of the museum as it’s located in a secure … Continue reading »

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Counting Down….5-4-3-2-1….

As we come to a close of our series of blog posts on the years 1958 and 1959, we’ve only really begun to scratch the surface of what is available.  There are so many good stories that remain to be re-discovered.  Today, we talk space and the group of people known as the Mercury 7.  … Continue reading »

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The Forward Look?

Hello everyone! Well Spring is marching forward as well as some major upheavals in the automotive industry!  With the coming bankruptcy of Chrysler, yet another iconic American automobile company seems to be on the ropes.  While I’m sure you can remember others, my only memory of a similar event was the AMC debacle of a … Continue reading »

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1959 Resources: Baseball, Science and the ever popular Personal Finance!

  It’s easy to write a blog post about a certain year when we only look at political and big name events.  However, history is about all things, not just the ones easily remembered… With this in mind, I’ve been researching the Mercury astronauts as well as a ton of other great topics….so many in … Continue reading »

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