Sunday, February 28, 2010

Not Just Another Barn

There are barns and then there are barns made with a full share of Whimsy.  How many conversation has the sight of this barn generated over the years?

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Depression in the Depression

Photos often tell lengthy world stories.

A great depression weighing this lady almost to the ground  during the Great Depression in America.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Civil War – Building Telegraph Lines

The linemen today would balk at the conditions encountered by telegraph line builders during the Civil War in April 1864. 

The line men, shinnied up a pole that had the nubs of the recently removed limbs sharply pointing out to dig and abrade the legs of the climbers.

Safety belts?  No Way.  Hard hats?  The lucky had felt hats.

That isn’t birds on top of the poles – that’s the linemen.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

McKinley – Roosevelt Presidential Candidacy

The 1900 U.S. Presidential candidates were President William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

President McKinley was assassinated in September 1901.  Teddy Roosevelt was subsequently sworn in as the new president.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bison Skulls – Murder on the Plains

A huge pile of bison skulls resulting from the wanton slaughter of bison for their hides.

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