Great Depression

“Murder, Inc.” A tale worth exploring….or else!

Everybody loves a good crime story!  I remember that the “True Crime” section of the library where I used to work was always the busiest!  With that in mind, today, I’ll share the tale that’s come to be known as: Murder, Inc. “…What’s the use killing me here? he said softly to Jake….” (1) Known … 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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Fairbanks Alaska, The General, and the Mackay Trophy

The thirties weren’t all bad. It’s easy to slip into the “Depression” mode when thinking of these years, but the truth was (and is) that “life goes on….” With that in mind, let’s talk about Fairbanks Alaska, Hap Arnold, and the Mackay Trophy today….. (1) Known for his influential role in the buildup of American … Continue reading »

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“Slyder Pilots”, steamed onions and trip through time….

They’ve been nicknamed “sliders”, and probably a dozen more things by college students, regular folks and others. The official term is “slyders”, and by now, you probably know I’m talking about the White Castle food chain. (1) Although seemingly overshadowed by more expansive, and familiar fast food chains, White Castle is one of the first … Continue reading »

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The Decline, the Crash, and Working from the Bottom Up! 1930–Refocused!

Here in the United States, the economic mood is quite gloomy. The media is all awash with cautionary tales of woe and gloom and doom. I even hesitate to look at the newspaper anymore. All of which started me thinking about the Depression in the 1930’s. What was their outlook? What was on everyone’s mind. … Continue reading »

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History, Depression, and the Federal Writer’s Project

The best parts about history is learning the individual stories. To make the past come alive is what makes history exciting to me and hopefully you. With that in mind, today let’s take a trip to the LOC to learn about the: The Depression and the Federal Writer’s Project The Depression was devestating to many … Continue reading »

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