World History

Dino, Oil and High Test! Who is Sinclair?

With over 2,000 stations and established in 20+ states, Sinclair Oil is a major part of the American economy today.  Established in the early part of the century, this company rode the wave of American companies capitalizing on the birth of the “Petroleum Age”. Led by Harry F. Sinclair, the company was formed from a … 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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The Middle East Crisis, Part I: 1956 and Origins of the Conflict

(1) With today’s continued upheavals in the Middle East, oil shocks and wars, it’s easy look back at the tranquility and quaintness of the 1950’s and wish we were back there once again.  We had Elvis, Rock-n-Roll, and Suburbia!  Life after World War II was good and life was easy. Really?  Is that our vision … 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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Blown! The Bridge, The Spy, and “The War To End All Wars”

Well, I’m back.  This summer is shaping up to be a busy one, probably your summer is also.  It seems there is never enough time to finish all that needs to be done and my poor blog is suffering.  Thank you dear reader for hanging in there and continuing to stop by.  I have so … 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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Frozen, Freezin’ and Landing on The Ice: Project ICE SKATE!

1957 started off a busy year! The Cat In The Hat was published, Jimmy Hoffa had been arrested by the FBI, and Allen Ginsberg’s poetry “obscenely” became newsworthy. (Wikipedia: 1957) However, beyond the culture changes and the labor bosses, explosions in popular science and research were becoming the “norm” rather than the exception. Maybe it … 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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