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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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Commissioned with grape juice and sold for scrap: The fate of the Ranger (CV-4)

(1) Launched in 1930 and commissioned with a bottle of grape juice (remember Prohibition?). Designed as a carrier from start to finish, the USS Ranger was one of the first truly built carriers in the United States Navy. Although often overlooked by many who were blinded by the bigger carriers operating out of the Pacific, … Continue reading »

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