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1920s

The Teapot Dome Scandal

The Teapot Dome Scandal

Pictured above: Senate Tea Pot Dome Investigating Comm. poses for group of movie cameramen/Library of Congress

VAV!/March 22, 2015

Amidst rumors that members of the Harding Administration had leased a rich naval oil reserve in Wyoming to private interests in return for bribes, numerous investigations, were launched.  The findings of the investigations resulted in the Teapot Dome Scandal.  Today, the Scandal remains as one of the most significant investigations in Senate history and an important chapter in the investigation and prosecution of alleged criminal activity by high-level government officials...

The Teapot Dome is a geological feature in Wyoming, so named for nearby Teapot Rock. It is also the site of an oil field.  President Woodrow Wilson appointed the oil field as Naval Oil Reserve Number 3 in 1915. (Other reserves Number 1 and Number 2, in Elk Hills and Buena Vista Hills, California, were appointed by President William Howard Taft in 1912).  Though controversial, the purpose of these reserves were created with the intention of guaranteeing the Navy sufficient supply of oil in wartime.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 March 2015 05:45 )

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Colonial

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Pictured above:  Benjamin Franklin/ Library of Congress

VAV!/March 18, 2015

" Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. " - Benjamin Franklin

B...

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1940s

The Beginning of The End - Tokyo Fire Storm on 9-10 March 1945

The Beginning of The End -  Tokyo Fire Storm on 9-10 March 1945

"The heart of Tokyo is gone." - Reporter for the New York Times regarding the deadliest air attack of World War II.

VAV!/March 9, 2015

On the night of March 9­–10, 1945, B-2...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:22 )

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1960s

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

Pictured above: Leonard Nimoy at the Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona/Courtesy of Gage Skidmore

VAV!/March 3, 2015

" Live Long And Prosper. " - Dr. Spock

Actor Leonard Nimoy...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:43 )

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1960s

Lesley Gore - It's My Party

Lesley Gore - It's My Party

Pictured above: Lesley Gore /Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/February 16, 2015

Singer-songwriter Lesley Sue Gore (née Goldstein), who is remembered for her chart topping 1963 ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:46 )

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1920s

St. Valentines Day Massacre

St. Valentines Day Massacre

Pictured above: Two guns used in the 1929 Massacre/Courtesy The Mob Museum

VAV!/February 14, 2015

On February 14, 1929, a day that was anything but sweet hearts amidst a bed...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:24 )

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Ma Bell Calling - Alexander Graham Bell

Ma Bell Calling - Alexander Graham Bell

 

On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a United States patent for the invention of the telephone. By 1877, he formed the American Bell Telephone Company a...

1920s

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 April 2015 06:13 )

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1930s

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 February 2015 06:30 )

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1940s

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 February 2015 12:45 )

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1950s

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 February 2015 12:45 )

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Victor®

VAV!/May 30, 2015 Victor® revolutionized the rodent control market 100 years ago with the invention of the spring-based Victor® Mouse Trap. In 1890, when the Tariff Act of 1890 and the Sherman Antitrust Act were taking hold in the US, Yosemite National Park was only just created, Idaho and Wyoming became states, Wounded Knee Massacre was unfolding and the National American Woman Suffrage Association was founded ...Victor® was on its way to becoming a recognized world leader in rodent control! Founded in 1890, hey've been a trusted brand name ever since! How about that? Mouse have got your tongue? Read on...

 

Rosie The Riveter

Pictured above:  Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter/ On May 29, 1943...Memorial Day...Norman Rockwell's own image of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Please note the patriotic theme, background, along with the attributes of strength and femininity.  Of interest: Rosies' penny loafers rest casually on a copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, a magazine article. VAV!/May 29, 2012  By Starlight Reporter {play}images/audio/VAV!SavedFromTheFlames309-RosieTheRiveterjohnC.Graham1943.mp3{/play} The above iconic image of Rosie the Riveter became the central face of  Rosies throughout America and served as the rallying cry for an entire social movement.  Rosie the Riveter was one of the most widely known personas of the 1940s. With her hair in a polka dot kerchief, sleeves rolled up, and a positive set to her jaw and eyes, Rosie could never be taken for granted.  She had a can do attitude, femininity, beauty and yes, sex appeal.

 

Rosie The Riveter

Pictured above:  Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter/ On May 29, 1943...Memorial Day...Norman Rockwell's own image of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Please note the patriotic theme, background, along with the attributes of strength and femininity.  Of interest: Rosies' penny loafers rest casually on a copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, a magazine article. VAV!/May 29, 2012  By Starlight Reporter {play}images/audio/VAV!SavedFromTheFlames309-RosieTheRiveterjohnC.Graham1943.mp3{/play} The above iconic image of Rosie the Riveter became the central face of  Rosies throughout America and served as the rallying cry for an entire social movement.  Rosie the Riveter was one of the most widely known personas of the 1940s. With her hair in a polka dot kerchief, sleeves rolled up, and a positive set to her jaw and eyes, Rosie could never be taken for granted.  She had a can do attitude, femininity, beauty and yes, sex appeal.

 

The Age of Adaline

Pictured above:  Adaline, portrayed by Blake Lively VAV!/May 21, 2015/Contributed by Star In Her Eyes A sweet, romantic tale, The Age of Adaline, is a different kind of film. Though it's a romance, there is a touch of science fiction to explain Adaline's peculiar situation. Instead of a typical movie, the film seems more like a fantasy tale done in water colors and rose-water. Adaline is like everyone else who ever lived. She decides to marry and have a child and nothing seems extraordinary about her life. Things change when she is involved in a one car accident. Nature collides with science, and she changes. But Adaline never changes, never ages, and has to leave her hometown so the government does use her as a test subject. She never spends too much time in one place but keeps up with her daughter, happy with her simple, nomadic life. That changes when she meets Ellis Jones, and her feelings for him cause her to rethink all her rules.

 

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."

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