Tag: American history

[old film & pictures] The Ohio River Flood of 1937 surpassed all prior floods during the previous 175 years – great historic films

The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million people were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million ($8 billion in … Read More

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Palm Beach, Florida (where Trump’s home Mar-a-Lago is located) film of 1900 from the gilded age

“Mar-a-Lago is an estate and National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. Post envisioned the house as a future winter retreat for American presidents and foreign dignitaries, and following her death in 1973 … Read More

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Amazing personal interview from 1883 with originator of Carter Zouave Troupe that toured on-stage during the Civil War!

AN OLD SHOWMAN’S YARN (Excerpt from The Shelby Chronicle, Columbiana, Alabama, Nov. 22, 1883) James Heneage Carter Paralyzed But Full of Vim A little old man bent nearly double and withered, apparently with age, sat in a back room on … Read More

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