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The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015

The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during pivotal moments of the conflict. - B& O Railroad Museum

Through the years, railroads have always played an integral part in the settlement of America and its industrialization. They carried people from coast to coast and through the placement of stations enabled the establishment of urban centers that served rural populations. Major industrial centers developed alongside the railroad's major transportation hubs. Railroad centers provided links to the other major form of bulk transportation, river transportation and ocean-going vessels.

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, pioneered by Philip E. Thomas and George Brown in Baltimore, Maryland, was the location of one of the first commercial railroads 

Here's how history plays out in the Baltimore and Ohio's beginning days...

In 1826, Thomas and Brown carefully studied the railway systems in England, at the time, commercial ventures. Following their findings, they called a meeting on February 12, 1827, with some twenty-five citizens, primarily Baltimore merchants or bankers, "to take into consideration the best means of restoring to the city of Baltimore that portion of the western trade which has lately been diverted from it by the introduction of steam navigation and by other causes."

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:18 )

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Montgomery Ward & Co.

Montgomery Ward & Co.

Pictured above:  Mail Order/Montgomery Wad/Contributed by Screen Grab/FB

VAV!/September 8, 2011

Montgomery Ward & Co ...does the name strike a chord of familiarity...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 May 2015 06:02 )

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The Twin Peaks Tunnel, San Francisco, California

The Twin Peaks Tunnel, San Francisco, California

Pictured above: Opening Day February 3, 1918, Twin Peaks Tunnel Screen Shot/ Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/February 3, 2015

The Twin Peaks Tunnel is a 2.27-mile long lig...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 February 2015 07:39 )

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Sherman's March To The Sea

 Sherman's March To The Sea

VAV!/December 12, 2014

This I construe as the end of my military career. In looking back upon the past I can only say, with millions of others, that I have done many thing...

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 December 2014 05:56 )

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Fanny Brice Of The The Ziegfeld Follies

Fanny Brice Of The The Ziegfeld Follies

Pictured above:  Fanny Brice

VAV!/February 29, 2012

"I breathed and ate and drank and lived theater -- in my neighborhood were all the nationalities of all of Europe. ...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 June 2015 06:01 )

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Terminator Genisys

Pictured:  Scenes from Genisys/Arnold Schwarzenegger VAV!/August 2, 2015/Contributed by Star in her Eyes This summer, old franchises are being brought back with a vengeance. Earlier this summer dinosaurs came back to haunt our nightmares, and now the robots are back and they want the human race dead. Both a reboot and a continuation of the original Terminator story, Genisys, focuses on what happens when we change our own time lines and that dispels the myth of fate. In the future, humans are struggling in the War Against the Machines, but John Connor, armed with knowledge of the future, can finally turn the tide. But as always, plans go awry and Kyle Reese must travel to the past to save John's mother from the Terminator that has been sent to kill her. What Kyle finds isn't the world he expected because the past has been rewritten.

 

August 1 On This Day In US History

Pictured above: Ute Indian Camp, Garden of the Gods, Shan Kive/c1913/LOC. VAV!/August 1, 2015 1620 – The Speedwell brought pilgrims to America by way of England. 1774 – British scientist, Joseph Priestley, discovered oxygen gas. 1801 – The schooner, USS Enterprise, captured the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli off the coast of know known Libya. 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupted in Philadelphia, PA. 1873 - America's first cable streetcar went into operation on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA. 1876 – Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

 

August 1 On This Day In US History

Pictured above: Ute Indian Camp, Garden of the Gods, Shan Kive/c1913/LOC. VAV!/August 1, 2015 1620 – The Speedwell brought pilgrims to America by way of England. 1774 – British scientist, Joseph Priestley, discovered oxygen gas. 1801 – The schooner, USS Enterprise, captured the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli off the coast of know known Libya. 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupted in Philadelphia, PA. 1873 - America's first cable streetcar went into operation on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA. 1876 – Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

 

August 1 On This Day In US History

Pictured above: Ute Indian Camp, Garden of the Gods, Shan Kive/c1913/LOC. VAV!/August 1, 2015 1620 – The Speedwell brought pilgrims to America by way of England. 1774 – British scientist, Joseph Priestley, discovered oxygen gas. 1801 – The schooner, USS Enterprise, captured the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli off the coast of know known Libya. 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupted in Philadelphia, PA. 1873 - America's first cable streetcar went into operation on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA. 1876 – Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

 

BACON AND AVOCADO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

  VAV!/July 26, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef During the summer a good macaroni salad recipe is the perfect side dish to serve with almost any type of dinner. This bacon and avocado pasta salad has a little different flavor than you would find in the average pasta salad. It gets most of this flavor because of the dressing. The dressing combines ingredients such as mayonnaise, thyme, lemon zest and lemon juice to create a rather unique flavor. This recipe does require a little bit of prep work but it is very easy to prepare. You can serve this as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak or even serve it as the main course. Enjoy. Adapted from damn delicious. 1/3 cup olive oil Cooking Instructions:Step 1: To prepare the dressing- in a food processor combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the blender on and add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified. Set aside.Step 2: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.Step 3: Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown and crisp (about 6-8 minutes). Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.Step 4: In a large bowl combine the pasta, avocado, bacon, lemon-thyme dressing, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve right away and garnish with fresh thyme.(Makes 4 Servings)  

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