The Quiet Home – it eliminated jangled nerves from working in a noisy environment in 1965.

Birmingham, Alabama was a pilot city for the ‘Quiet home’ program in 1965 to eliminate the “jangled nerves” caused by working and living in noisy urban environments. The 1965 Parade of Homes was a marketing event in Birmingham, Alabama for … Read More

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Circleville, Ohio – Displaced Farmers in 1938 had to live in shanty towns called Hoovervilles [vintage photographs]

As farms were foreclosed on during the Great Depression, many farmers around the town of Circleville found themselves having to live in the shanty town of  Hooverville as well. See larger image VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious … Read More

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Nyssa, Oregon in 1942 -[pictures] The population changed drastically when Japanese Americans worked at a labor camp in 1942

Nyssa is a city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,267 at the 2010 census. “In 1942, during World War II, Japanese Americans who had been removed from their West Coast homes worked in a farm labor camp outside Nyssa. Most of these internees came … Read More

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This article about educating children was written in 1837, but the words are still valid today!

Published in the Jacksonville Republican, Alabama January 1837 WHAT WILL EDUCATE THESE CHILDREN (From Anderson’s Book for Parents) Mothers, your example will educate them – your conversation with your friends—the likings and dislikings you express – these will educate them; the society … Read More

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Great [photographs] of Kempton, West Virginia children – Sometimes the children worked in mines

Can you believe that sometimes children as young as twelve worked in coal mines? When photographer John Vachon visited the coal mine town of Kempton, Maryland-West Virginia in May 0f 1939, he took outstanding photographs of the people in the small … Read More

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