Equipment

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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Tante Ju! The extraordinary Iron Annie!

(1) Known by various nicknames, including Iron Annie and “Tante Ju” (Auntie Ju), the Junkers Ju-52 as pictured above was THE German air transport workhorse during World War II. With over 4,500 produced, this noteworthy aircraft served Germany France and even Spain in both military and civilian roles. With a capacity of 18 troops and … Continue reading »

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Look, Up In The SKY! It’s STRATOVISION!

(1) One of the post-war stars in society was the new medium of television!  Comparable to the Internet of today, it was astonishingly popular, even more than radio, according to William Manchester, in his work, The Glory and the Dream: “…During every month of 1948 and 1949, more than 200,000 TV sets were sold, and … Continue reading »

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Claude Grahame-White! A man, a plane, and flight!

(1) What is it about early aviation that seems so romantic?  Is it boarding a seaplane like in the picture above, our destination unknown, watching the sun fall into a haze of red and gold as we fly into the air?  Did people approach life differently back then?  Was flight itself different? While it’s impossible … Continue reading »

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The Death of the Sunday Drive?

Hello Everyone! I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to post up this topic.  The Sunday Drive.  I mean, is that something that’s already history, gone, toast, and I’m just catching up?  Or is it still happening?  The idea of just hopping into the car and driving, with no particular place to go, … Continue reading »

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Just a quick note from the Management! New, New, New!

Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers! I will be putting up a regular post later today or early tonight, but I wanted to tell everyone that I am working on a new blog that will be on all types of history BEFORE 1900.  With this blog, I’ve tried to concentrate on history from around 1900 and … 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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Whats Old Is New Again!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting new stories until the middle of next week.  The family schedule is just too busy. However, I wanted to leave you with something, so I thought it would be cool to revisit some of my stories from earlier in the year.  … 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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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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