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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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About My Header Image…..

Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers! As you well know, I’m using WordPress software on my blog.  Tonight I’ve been working on the blog and thought it would be nice to change the header image.  I’m now using some of the great photos offered by the LOC on Flickr. If you like the header image I … 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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He Said: “Don’t Cut The Ham Too Thin, Boys…”

Huh? What a title for a blog post! But it does seem appropriate if we consider the life and business of Fred Harvey, who has the distinction of opening and running the first series of chain restaurants in the United States. With the quote above as well as information on his life and times, we … Continue reading »

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Posterized! Look For It!

Hello everyone! It’s been a crazy week here at home and honestly, my schedule is whacked, but I wanted to post up something, so I thought I could show you how to find posters in the archives. All you need to do is go here: http://www.archives.gov/index.html Now, choose the Archival Research Catalog Take a look … Continue reading »

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Abbott, Costello, Fibber, Philco and Sinatra: Do You Do Old Time Radio?

I almost didn’t post this planned topic today, what with the NSA stuff over on TEMPEST that Wired has (found out via /.)…I really wanted to do a post on that, considering my previous stuff with the ENORMOZ VENONA escapade as well as the No Whiskey, No Tires, No Gas posts….but OTR won out. (1) … Continue reading »

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400 a month! Detroit, Willow Run and Henry Ford

I was doing some reading last night about the B-24 Liberator and kept running across information on Willow Run.  Well, I knew in general that was where the bomber was produced, but in doing research, I found out some amazing facts about the place you might be interested in. (1) Born in ’41, the brand-new … Continue reading »

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It’s the Best of: Judy Garland Telegrams!

Dear Reader, It’s been one of those days, I’m sure you have had them yourself! In any event, life is crazy, but I wanted to post out something today, while I try to get a handle on things. With this in mind, I’m running a “best of” column from my original blog over on blogger. … Continue reading »

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No whiskey, no tires, no gas, but spies, lotsa spies! Here we go again!

I can’t help but get a chuckle sometimes when folks today complain about the regulation of the government on our daily lives. Granted, they do have a point, but from my perspective, compared to daily life during the World War II, it’s nothing…… Imagine everyone today having ration cards, no cars being produced, few, if … Continue reading »

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It’s a Command Performance!

Besides keeping the troops in beans and bullets during World War II, the government realized that entertainment would go a long way in improving morale. Helping to fit these needs, Command Performance offered a great opportunity both for the entertainment of the troops as well as for the Hollywood stars to get a “captive” audience. … Continue reading »

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