Amazing long life of a woman who was born on New Year’s Day 1629 and died January 2, 1730

I was conducting some research for my next book and ran across the following newspaper article from the December 30, 1729 – January 6, 1730, edition of  The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This woman had an amazingly long life considering the … Read More

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It was the 5th largest industry in the USA but it has almost disappeared. Do you know what it was?

At the peak of popularity, this industry employed over 100,000 people and was in almost every city in the country. Now there is little evidence that it even existed. As cities grew, mass transit became very important for moving people … Read More

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[1930s photos & story] Lake Dick, Arkansas represents the most socialistically oriented of the many cooperative farms

Click here to see more stunning photographs of the Lake Dick project in Arkansas. Lake Dick, Arkansas represents a unique experience in American agricultural history because it is one of a small number of communal farms established and operated by … Read More

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