Time sure does seem to fly by and I realize it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog here at Adventures in History.  If you’re new to the site or perhaps just stumbled across it on the web somewhere, then welcome! Here at the site, I like to share with everyone tidbits, technology and … 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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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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Downtime, rice and a little bit of warmth: It wasn’t all combat….

Action!(1) I think there’s a perception of army life that only lets us think of active combat.  You know, the Hollywood battlefield with tanks and explosions and hordes of enemy soldiers attacking the good guys.  While combat is a reality, the facts remain that there are just regular days…of cleaning up, of resting, of just … Continue reading »

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It’s a Classic Christmas!

Hello everyone! I’ve continued to do some experimentation with the Picasa 3 photo software and some classic pictures from NARA. In light of the Christmas season, take a look at my latest efforts: (Source: Classic Christmas) Some selected images from this slide show are here: (Source: NARA) (Source: NARA) Have a great Christmas Season!

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The Flight, The Man, and The Chase!

It’s on the way….check back later tonight!

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Puzzle Up!!

Hello Everyone, Just a real quick post to let you know that a new puzzle has been posted up!  Check about it here or you can use the links on the right to navigate to that one or an older one! Today’s puzzle is about the early Sixties and items from the consumer culture such … Continue reading »

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The Big Stick is Back? Teddy and Sarah!

(1) “‘Working women have the same need to protection that working men have; the ballot is as necessary for one class as to the other; we do not believe that with the two sexes there is identity of function; but we do believe there should be equality of right.’” –Theodore Roosevelt (Theodore R. Association) ******************** … Continue reading »

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The Middle East Crisis, Part II: An Election, An Uprising and the Flight of the CIA U-2.

As outlined in Part One of our series on the Middle Eastern Crisis of 1956, the assumption of many today is the nostalgia of the past, especially of the 1950’s as a tranquil peaceful time of rock-n-roll, good times and the rise of suburbia.However, the truth is quite different.When we last left the stage, the … Continue reading »

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Five Decks, Gleaming in the Sun………..the NS Savannah!

I was reading the Reader’s Digest from December 1960 this weekend and ran across the story on the ship the Savannah. So, it’s a ship right? What’s so special about that? (1) Well, you see, the Savannah is a nuclear-powered ship, one of only a few ever brought into existence. Originally plannned and designed in … Continue reading »

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