1970’s

It’s All About PEOPLE

  Hi everyone! Well another cold, wet fall day.  Kids are sick, so thought I would post up to the blog this am.  In particular, I wanted to talk about PEOPLE.  You know, the magazine?    (1)  While many historians might dismiss the value of the magazine, from a everyday historical perspective we can gain … Continue reading »

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Disney, Steve Martin and a Trip with Scotch Tape!

Hello everyone. I just wanted to temporarily break our World War I series to focus on something a little more lighthearted. Maybe because it’s January in Ohio and the sunshine just isn’t here, or maybe it’s the snow outside today. In any event, let’s visit Disney–and find Steve Martin. What follows is a movie, which … Continue reading »

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It’s a Groovy Thing! A Historical Walk Through the Seventies!

Hello all, After much editing and working with the wonderful pictures over at NARA, I’ve finally posted up a short video slideshow of some of the EPA resouces I found.  The neat thing about this is that most, if not all of the shots were from the early Seventies. This is neat, not just for … Continue reading »

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You Want Paper or Plastic?

I was standing in line at the grocery store today and started thinking back to when I worked as a “bagger” in a similar place as a teenager.  As I checked out and headed for the car, I started thinking more about the whole concept of grocery stores.  Where the heck did they come from?  … Continue reading »

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“The Big Red One” Now on Sale at Sears!

I was cruising around the ‘net yesterday and found an interesting story on Forbes about the First Infantry Division.  It seems the Army has licensed the use of the insignia and related items for a clothing line to appear at Sears.  Not without controversy, some veteran’s organizations and others are shocked at the deal.  Right … Continue reading »

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Packers On Planes and Pass the KLIM!

(1) Well, I’ve been watching the news with regards to the upcoming presidential election and have been doing some reading about John McCain and his POW experiences.  It looks like the conditions were pretty horrific in general, not to mention the mental state of those behind the bars.  This has made me start to do … Continue reading »

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“Wash and Wear” or is that a leisure suit you are wearing?

With active children who are constantly growing, it seems we are always buying clothes.  Interestingly enough, I was looking at some clothing labels the other day, (I don’t know why exactly….but that’s another story I guess), and was amazed by the differing compositions.  I had assumed the article in question was made of sturdy, long-lasting … Continue reading »

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Separated At Birth? Archangels and Habus!

I was surfing around the Internet today and came across some interesting stuff on two aircraft that if you didn’t know better, you would think are the same. Ok, so look at this one: (1) Now, check this one out: (2) Yikes! Hard to tell the difference, huh? The top aircraft is the SR-71, while … Continue reading »

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UFO’s, Magic Bullets, and a Ride Into Space!

Well, it’s another week gone past and doing some research last night, I ran across some of my old posts on blogger than I had forgotten about. I thought you might enjoy looking at these, either for the first time or maybe a quick glimpse again. I’ve got some stuff on: The Kennedy Assassination (1) … Continue reading »

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“We Build, We Fight, We Party All Night” The US Navy Seabees!

With a title like that, today’s blog post is a great one! Focusing on the Seabeas, or the United States Navy Construction Battalions, these units have origins back to the beginning of America and to the present day. These units perform lifting and constructing needed by the navy. Runways, port facilities, building and other construction … Continue reading »

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