Places

Woodstock through the eyes of the attendees (1969)

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.

Announcement of the Empire State Building (1929)

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.

Gold mining in California: A firsthand report (1849)

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."

The New York World’s Fair (1964)

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 swamp on April 22, they will come face to face with the most varied extra... Read more...

Recap of the first Boston Marathon (1897)

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.

Birth of the sit-in movement, 10 years on (1970)

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.

Spring flowers, succulents & other plants in Arizona

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!

Disney World: Fun, fantasy and reality (1973)

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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