Tag: American history

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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The Space Race led to an Explosive Moment – great story! {historic films}

An Explosive Moment in Time by Pete Kersey October 1957…I had been a clerk typist at Castle Air Force base in northern California for eight months. This was a B-52 Air Force bomber flight crew training base. In spite of … Read More

About Pete Kersey

Pete Kersey is facing a personal health challenge. Read about it on his website on Relay for Life

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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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President Washington & the Circle of Brilliants celebrated the 1st Anniversary of the French Alliance in this house

*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 = … Read More

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Farming in Clark County, Kentucky in 1916 required the help of the whole family as can be seen in these remarkable photographs below – many have names of the families

Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States. … Read More

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