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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 things I should not have done, and have left undone still more which ought to have been done; that I can see where hundreds of opportunities have been neglected, but on the whole am content; and feel sure that I can travel this broad country of ours, and be each night the welcome guest in palace or cabin; and, as "all the world's stage, And all the men and women merely players," I claim the privilege to ring down the curtain. ~ W. T. SHERMAN, General.

General Sherman's March to the Sea, otherwise known as the Savannah Campaign, was commanded by Major General William Tecumseh "Cump" Sherman (1820–1891) of the Union Army. The Army's march began in the devastated city of Atlanta, Georgia on November 15, 1864 and continued onward until December 21, 1864 with the capture of the port of Savannah. The March is regarded as one of the most demoralizing movements against civilians during the great Civil War. The overall damage to America's industry and Infrastructure is incalculable.

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All told, by the end of Sherman's March to the sea, had covered 285 miles within 5 weeks.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 06:55 )

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1950s

The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

VAV!/December 7, 2014

Let's take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and investigate what life was like for suburban women, or more specifically, probing the art of being a h...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 December 2014 05:32 )

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1930s

Stuckey's - RELAX, REFRESH, REFUEL.

Stuckey's  - RELAX, REFRESH, REFUEL.

VAV!/November 25, 2014

Stuckey's, what's not to love?

Since the 1930's, generations of Americans have known and loved Stuckey's as a venerable roadside tradition!   Stu...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 November 2014 20:35 )

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1950s

International House of Pancakes (IHOP®)

International House of Pancakes (IHOP®)

Pictured above:  International ouse of Pancakes/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/October 29, 2014

Way back in 1958 when there were only three major television stations...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 November 2014 20:38 )

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1940s

First Peacetime Military Draft Signed Into Law - Selective Training and Service Act Of 1940

First Peacetime Military Draft Signed Into Law  - Selective Training and Service Act Of 1940

Pictured above: President Roosevelt, left, looks on as Secretary of War Stimson draws the first capsules in the National Lottery for selective service registrants in Octo...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 December 2014 05:51 )

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Arts and Crafts

Electrolux

Electrolux

Pictured above: LUXOMATIC/Courtesy of Elektrolux

VAV!/November 9, 2014

Having started out with the sale of a single vacuum cleaner, after 90 years of innovations and acquisi...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 November 2014 12:06 )

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Arts and Crafts

Daylight Savings Time DST

Daylight Savings Time DST

Pictured above:  Clock face/Horydczak, Theodor, ca. 1890-1971. Theodor Horydczak Collection (Library of Congress)

VAV!/March 8, 2014

Just when our inner child was begi...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 November 2014 07:07 )

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1950s

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling - A Memoir By His Daughter, Anne Serling

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling - A Memoir By His Daughter, Anne Serling

Pictured above: Rod Serling and daughter, Anne Serling, Author of "As I knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling"/From the personal photographs and journals of Anne Serling

VAV!/Octo...

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 November 2014 09:32 )

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Victorian

Halloween

Halloween

Pictured above: The Haunted Lane/ c1889/LOC

VAV!/October 22, 2014

The black as night holiday, Halloween , is celebrated on October 31.   Otherwise known as Hallowe'e...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 November 2014 06:00 )

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1960s

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pictured above:  Martin Luther King

VAV!/March 17, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)  was a charismatic civil rights leader who f...

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Victorian

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Pictured above:   Carnegie Hall

VAV!/October 12, 2014

The majestic history of the world class Carnegie Hall was launched in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It was the s...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 October 2014 07:34 )

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Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Pictured above:  Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in A still from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). One of the 25 films added by the Librarian of Congress to the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and worthy of preservation./Contributed by Screen Grab from LOC Facebook. VAV!/December 17, 2014 Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry "Saving Private Ryan," "Luxo Jr." and "Rosemary's Baby" Among Film Additions The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time. "The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America's film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant," said Billington. "By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history."

 

Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Pictured above:  Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in A still from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). One of the 25 films added by the Librarian of Congress to the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and worthy of preservation./Contributed by Screen Grab from LOC Facebook. VAV!/December 17, 2014 Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry "Saving Private Ryan," "Luxo Jr." and "Rosemary's Baby" Among Film Additions The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time. "The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America's film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant," said Billington. "By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history."

 

Charting a New Course on Cuba

  Pictured above: President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Cuba and the release of American Alan Gross, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Dec. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) VAV!/December 17, 2014/The White House/Office of the Press Secretary President Obama today, announced historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba, and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.

 

Food Day Celebrations

VAV!/December 14, 2014 There's always something to celebrate because there's a food holiday every day of the year. In other words..."We are standing at the precipice of glorious food or drink celebrations daily!"  Not all food holidays have political, cultural or religious beginnings either. Nor, do local, state or federal offices close in honor of them... although, that is a nice thought.  The below food holidays include days, listed among the meaningful, that have been drummed up by people who are passionate about their favorite foods or who just plain want to sell their food products. Get ready for your ears to ring and your stomach to quivver in anticipation...   January January 2 -National Buffet week/National Creampuff DayJanuary 3 -National Chocolate Covered Cherry DayJanuary 19 -National Popcorn DayJanuary 20 -Cheese DayJanuary 23 -National Pie DayJanuary 24 -National Peanut Butter DayJanuary 27 -National Chocolate Cake Day

 

The White House Historical Association

Pictured above: The White House Historical Association/Contributed by Screen Grab VAV!/December 11, 2014 The White House Historical Association is a nonprofit educational association founded in 1961 for the purpose of enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion. The Association has expert historians and curators available to speak in depth on the White House Collection and its related history. In addition,  the Association features board members, authors, and others who have held a range of staff positions across White House administrations over the years and can speak from their personal experience and knowledge.

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