Tagged With: Fifties

Going, going, not quite gone! The BEST of Adventures In History!

    As I’ve had a chance to start updating the blog again, I realize there’s probably quite a few of you who may not be aware that I’ve been doing this for some time and there’s a lot of good posts you may have missed!  To help you out, I’ve outlined some of my … Continue reading »

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Gunning it! Hot Rods Rule!

In today’s world of airbags, government regulations and technology, driving has seemingly faded into the background, dismissed by the electronic culture of cell phones, social media and the Internet.  However, it wasn’t always this way.  In post-war America of the late 1940’s and 1950’s, it  was the heyday of the automotive culture, the rise of … Continue reading »

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3…2….1…Ignition…..Sputnik, Flopnik and the Great Space Race!

If you’ve had a chance to check out our new image of the month, then you might already be aware of the space race in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  The facts remain that this was an uneasy time for the United States and her citizens.  Our uneasy World War II alliance with the … Continue reading »

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Shopping Can Be Fun!

Well, we finally have it! Our new movie-of-the-month! This month, we’re taking a trip back to 1957 and going to the mall! This time, we’ve found a great movie entitled “Shopping can be Fun.” It’s great look back at the classic post-war American shopping mall.  The Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo CA is a … 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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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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Pedal To The Metal! Who was Joie Chitwood?

You know, I love to drive! Even with the gas being as expensive as it is, I can’t help but sometimes just grabbing the keys and hitting the road.  Even when I’m not driving, I’m usually reading about it:  Motor Trend, Car & Driver, Jalopnik, etc. So I was pleasantly suprised the other day on … Continue reading »

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The Middle Eastern Crisis: Action, Inaction and Fallout!

With the failure of diplomacy, the western nations of Britain, France and Israel moved quickly on the issue of the Suez Canal.  Israel moved its forces quickly into Egypt, while in Europe, both Britain and France geared up for the coming conflict and moved warships, troops and aircraft into striking positions. (1) Raiding equipment stores … 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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