Media Personalities

Sketching the War….

   Too often our visions of war are only one-sided.  The terrors of combat, the death and destruction, the ungainly marching of the army across a vast moon-cratered battlefield. While the horrors of war are certainly true, and the effect of them equally as terrible on the men and women that must fight them, there’s … Continue reading »

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Frozen in Time: The Detroit Arctic Expedition!

From the modern viewpoint of today, the 1920’s are ancient history, written off and neatly pidgeonholed into a time between the wars and populated by the Mafia, the Great Depression and the Jazz Age. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth.  It was a time of growth, of learning, of dismissing the last of … 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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World War, Living Overseas and the G.I. Jive…

(1) For a lonely GI, serving overseas during World War II ripped them away from home, hearth, and their favorite girl.  Considering many of them were either teenagers or just a few years past, it was tough.  War is never pleasant, no matter where you serve. One of the best ways to feel a little … Continue reading »

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LIFE Again! Google, LIFE and the Lost Archives!

(Source: NARA) In the letter above, we see a discussion between the Kennedy family about LIFE magazine. So what?  It’s just a magazine, right? This is just a simple letter, isn’t it? Wrong!  Symbolizing the importance LIFE magazine has become to American history and the nation, the news announcement in the last day or two … Continue reading »

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Diversion….City, The Road and a Trip.

Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers! As you know we are in the midst of doing a series on the Great Depression: analyzing links, resources, and generally becoming familiar with some aspects of that history that may have been forgotten.  While that is a good thing, it can be a bit of a downer as well. … 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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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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Miami Beach! The Story of Carl Fisher, Kotaro Suto and “Fun In The Sun!”

Hello and hope your Friday is going well! I apologize for not posting up yet again yesterday, but around here it’s the last week of school and there has been a lot planned! The start of summer makes for a busy schedule! ———————————————– The more research I do in history, the more I come across … 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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