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Lots To Do, But Updates Are Posted!

Hello Dear Readers! Well, I hope you’re enjoying the blog changes here at Adventures in History!  It’s been good, but extremely busy as I’ve been sorta swamped lately with outside work, and my blogging posts have not been updated as quickly as I would have hoped!  However, I’ve just updated the puzzles page with a … 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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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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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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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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“See The USA in Your Chevrolet….” among other things.

(1) Christmas is on the way! Well, the shopping season is upon us and it’s getting to be crunchtime around here.  As a result, my posting has been a bit slow this last week.  I’ve got some great topics in the hopper though, including the revolt against FDR which I’m working on, as well as … 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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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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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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Follies, Fad and Cash: The Pre-Depression Years

Hello everyone! Wow!  What a week huh?  From an outsider perspective, the stock market’s roller-coaster ride of debt, bail-outs and general upheaval has been quite interesting….that is if I don’t think about my poor retirement funds, which I’m sure are a lot less than the weeks preceding! I sort of wonder if this is a … Continue reading »

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