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 […]
See rare vintage film of the opening day of the Golden Gate Bridge!
The Golden Gate Bridge spans a mile wide and three miles in length channel between San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Opened May 1937 The Bridge opened in 1937 and was, until 1964, the longest suspension […]
Have you ever visited the oldest house in New Jersey, the Trent House? It has a history tied to America’s founding days
The home of the man who Trenton, New Jersey is named after is still standing and many people have never visited it. The home was built in 1719 as a summer home for William Trent. He died on Christmas Day, 1724, and a legend persists that Trent was poisoned by a disgruntled slave. Strong ties to America’s History The home […]
Old Recipe for White House Whitewash – it was complicated
From Birmingham Iron Age 1874 Newspaper, Birmingham, Alabama WHITE HOUSE WHITEWASH The following recipe, which is frequently inquired after, is given for the famous whitewash with which the President’s mansion is adorned: Slack lime with boiling water Take one-half bushel of nice unslacked lime, slack it with boiling water; cover it during the process to […]
This is one Immigrant’s Legacy and a story of friendship
A true, personal story by Author Carmela Cattuti. One Immigrant’s Legacy By Carmela Cattuti Growing up in a small city along the Hudson River gave me easy access to New York culture. The hour’s train ride to Grand Central Station gave me ample time to plot my day’s activity. My uncle lived on east 57th […]
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 […]
Did you know that one vote from a postmaster in Oregon actually changed the course of a presidential election and history?
This is unbelievable but true! One vote changed the course of this presidential election and American history. The Disputed Election of 1876 The presidential election held on November 7, 1876, between Democrat Samuel J. Tilden and Union war hero, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes probably ranks as one of the closest. President Rutherford B. Hayes (1877 Library […]
[Great historic pics & film] Does Matthias Bruen still haunt the house of Benjamin Franklin’s son?
*Note: Some of the language below may be a little antiquated because its excerpts and transcriptions from a the book -Transcription from Historic Houses of New Jersey By Weymer Jay Mills .J. B. Lippincott Company – written in 1902 = The original words provide a unique glimpse of the people and early times in New Jersey The […]