NYC during the Great Blizzard ...

Jan 25, 2015 by

  The Great Blizzard of 1888 lasted from March 11 through March 14, 1888, and is considered to be one of the most severe...

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Four killed at Kent State as t...

Jan 3, 2015 by

Four killed at Kent State as troops fire on crowd Kent, Ohio students were shot to death and 11 other persons wounded, four...

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The Battle of the Bulge wraps ...

Dec 30, 2014 by

Yanks and British mop up big area on bank of Roer Springboard made for attacks on Ruhr, Rhineland by James M Long Paris — The...

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Battlefield report: Wounded Kn...

Dec 30, 2014 by

First reports from the Battle of Wounded Knee KILLED LIKE DOGS. Soldiers Butcher Chief Big Foot’s Warriors. HAND TO HAND...

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The Battle of Little Bighorn: ...

Dec 18, 2014 by

On the morning of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and the 7th Cavalry charged into battle against Lakota Sioux and...

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About The Battle of the Little...

Dec 18, 2014 by

The Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought along the ridges, steep bluffs, and ravines of the Little Bighorn River, in south central...

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Vintage postcards from Disneyl...

Sep 19, 2014 by

Take a gander — if ye dare! — at some vintage postcards of the famous Disneyland ride, Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little H...

Aug 21, 2014 by

“Little House in the Big Woods” tells of 63 years ago, when the Ingalls family lived in a log cabin on the edge of the big woods in Wisconsin.

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Woodstock through the eyes of ...

Aug 16, 2014 by

This article, published a week and a half after Woodstock, not only highlights the perspective of six Festival attendees, but doesn’t mince words when it comes to the opinion of the nearby Middletown (New York) newspaper.

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Six scenes of Yellowstone Nati...

Jul 25, 2014 by

Here are six beautiful views of Yellowstone National Park, as seen by artist Thomas Moran and published by American chromolithographer Louis Prang & Company in 1875.

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Announcement of the Empire Sta...

May 10, 2014 by

The highest building in the world will be built on the site of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It will be known as the Empire State Building, will be eighty stories high, and will cost more than $66,000,000.

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Gold mining in California: A f...

May 8, 2014 by

In this first-person report, take a look at the harsh conditions the Miner ’49ers faced — both in getting to California, and what they found when they reached the gold fields. “All writers who have written on the subject of crossing the plains have greatly misrepresented the trip.”

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The City of Chester steamship ...

Apr 25, 2014 by

Under the waves: Great disaster near the Golden Gate… The City of Chester sunk — Run down in a fog by the Oceanic. Thirteen lives known to be lost.

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The New York World’s Fai...

Apr 23, 2014 by

What you will see at world’s biggest show New York’s billion dollar dream fair When the first visitors enter a onetime Long Island...

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Recap of the first Boston Mara...

Apr 15, 2014 by

Inspired by the success of the first modern marathon at the 1896 Olympic games, the Boston Athletic Association decided to stage their own race in April of 1897.

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Early firsthand reports of Naz...

Apr 10, 2014 by

Fabian said he was taken to Auschwitz 10 months ago with 500,000 other Hungarian Jews, and that 400,000 were gassed and cremated in the first two months, and that only 1,000 remained alive.

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The Civil War nears its end: L...

Apr 9, 2014 by

Lee has surrendered! Domestic treason is utterly suppressed and punished — freedom extended to all the people — the South conquered — the rebellion at an end — and peace with a Union restored and purified nigh at hand.

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The Vietnam War, as seen on Ne...

Mar 29, 2014 by

Regular US combat units were deployed to Vietnam beginning in 1965, and while America’s direct military involvement ended on August 15, 1973, the last soldiers left Vietnam on March 29, 1975.

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Birth of the sit-in movement, ...

Mar 22, 2014 by

There’s no sign proclaiming the FW Woolworth lunch counter here as the birthplace, 10 years ago today, of the sit-in movement that brought a new way of community life to the dual service and segregated South of the 1960s.

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Spring flowers, succulents �...

Mar 18, 2014 by

While springtime might come a little late in some parts of the country, it tends to show up a little early in Arizona. Here, take a look at what was blooming in Phoenix’s Valley of the Sun in the middle of March, 2014!

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Disney World: Fun, fantasy and...

Mar 14, 2014 by

Ten million visitors flocked to Disney World in 1972 to see this latest and greatest in Walt Disney’s ever-expanding empire of imagination. That is more American tourists than visited Britain, Germany or Austria.

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The ‘supermarket’ ...

Mar 13, 2014 by

The old-fashioned forerunner of this supermarket may have carried a little of everything available in its day, but it certainly never approximated its modern-day counterpart!

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Take the train to your family ...

Mar 6, 2014 by

Now you and your family can enjoy the finest in rail travel — all its comforts and conveniences… Now there’s no need to drive your car for economy’s sake. No need to fight traffic, to worry about where to stay overnight.

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Louisa May Alcott: The woman w...

Feb 25, 2014 by

Even before she wrote Little Women, she was eminent in her family… Louisa May Alcott was a big, lovable, tender-hearted, generous girl, with black hair, thick and long, and flashing, humorous black eyes.

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Cross the country with these v...

Feb 21, 2014 by

Take a look at a more than 20 vintage road maps below, apparently preserved for years in car gloveboxes across the nation!

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Video of “Fat Man”...

Feb 7, 2014 by

Take a few minutes to reflect on the awesome and terrifying power unleashed on the world in the summer of 1945 while remembering the lives lost — and possibly saved.

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Upstate New York & the Ni...

Jan 26, 2014 by

The New York State Thruway flows through the heart of the Niagara Mohawk System, which extends from the Niagara Frontier across the state to the Hudson River.

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Two old aerial views of Seattl...

Jan 26, 2014 by

Click on either of these two slightly different sky views of the city of Seattle to see a larger version of how the place looked back...

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Fun people vacation in Arkansa...

Jan 15, 2014 by

Fun People …a new breed of vacationing Americans who pack their holiday with pleasure. They insist on sun, and they’re wild...

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Elvis & Sun Records Studi...

Jan 12, 2014 by

Here is the Sun Records Studio, where Elvis Presley got his break into the music business in 1954. Sun Studio was opened by rock...

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Finding a piece of the past: P...

Jan 2, 2014 by

It’s not often you can discover long-lost information about a venerable institution like New York City’s PJ Clarke’s. Really — how much more could there be left to learn about a place that’s already a piece of living history?

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Queen Mary Tour: 81,000 tons o...

Dec 19, 2013 by

Enjoy every attraction on the biggest family show afloat! The Queen Mary was the greatest, most luxurious ship ever to sail the seas....

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Carowinds Park in North &...

Dec 17, 2013 by

Carowinds food, shopping & show guide   Shopping Info! Be sure to include shopping in your Carowinds visit! You’ll...

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Disneyland 1987: More than eve...

Dec 17, 2013 by

Bringing you the finest in family entertainment, Disneyland is reaching for the stars like never before.

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Busch Gardens: The Dark Contin...

Dec 17, 2013 by

Busch Gardens: The Dark Continent – Tampa, Florida   Sights that take your breath away! Take your seat in the dazzling...

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Work & play in the White ...

Dec 12, 2013 by

Roosevelt & FDR (1941) Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt give a joint press conference in the...

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Electrical wizards are in sess...

Dec 9, 2013 by

Electrical wizards are in session Second annual convention now on Problems of transmission are discussed Prince Poniatowski elected...

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Moving the military in WWII: T...

Dec 9, 2013 by

These remarkable color photographs from June of 1942 show US troops training with various types of tanks at Fort Knox, Kentucky,...

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See how they had to remove sno...

Dec 6, 2013 by

Wagons removing snow after a storm in New York City (1908)   Clearing snow off the boardwalk in Atlantic City (1915)  ...

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