From the 1850’s to the 1930’s, more than 250,000 orphans from New York City and Boston were sent westward. The train made many stops along the way as married couples picked out the boy or girl they wanted. Michigan was one of many middle western states to take in 12,500 children from 3 to 16 […]
Can you guess the name of this famous star?
She was world famous star, but was very shy, had few friends, drove around in a battered old car, and only spent around a hundred dollars a week of her $7,500 weekly salary. Do you know the name of this famous actress? Here are some additional clues. Her father died when she was fourteen, leaving […]
Miraculous story of survival in a tornado
A Night I Can’t Remember by Joyce Ray Wheeler A cyclone is a low pressure area in the atmosphere in which winds spiral inward. All cyclones have two characteristics. The atmosphere pressure is lowest at the center. The winds spiral inward at the center. (Why in the world am I defining cyclones?) There are very few of my Ray family left. My dad was born into a family […]
It was rumored that President Harding’s wife killed him by poisoning him – what do you think?
President Harding suddenly died in office in 1923 while talking to his wife in a hotel room. He had been ill for weeks and rumors surrounded his death. Some people even accused his wife of poisoning him. Watch the films below and draw your own conclusions. President Warren G. Harding Vintage film from 1920s shows President […]
Russian born, Igor Sikorsky. has a big connection to the U. S. presidential office
(Have you ever heard of Igor Sikorsky? He has a strong connection to the U. S. presidential office?) Most people have never heard his name but his helicopters have flown the President of the United States since 1957 and his Black Hawk helicopters are known around the world. Few people know much about the man […]
Income Tax Day was once on March 15 in 1930
Income Tax Day was once on March 15 in 1930 Though there had been income taxes collected for various reasons such as War before in the United States, the first official date for filing a federal income tax was March 1, 1913 and was changed to March 15, 1918. This date remained until 1955 when […]
Beautiful film of London, originally shot in color in 1926!
Following World War I, leaders of Britain, France, and Italy met in London to discuss the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire and the negotiation of agreements that would become the Treaty of Sèvres. Entrepreneurs opened clubs and restaurants “The lifting of war time restrictions in the early 1920s created new sorts of night-life in the […]
This hat can not hold ten gallons so why do we call this a ten-gallon hat? Her is the answer [pictures]
Most people think it is because the hat will hold ten gallons, but as you can see by the large hats below, the most a large hat could hold would be a few quarts. Man from Jacksonville, East Texas Oct 1939 – Photograph by Russell Lee Cowboy. Imperial County Fair, California photographer Russell Lee […]