"The government lied. They lied about everything": A historian on what went wrong in 1918. Source: Coronavirus and the Spanish flu: A historian reflects on key lessons - Vox
I bet many of you have one of those, “ahhhh I wish I hadn’t missed out on that,” moments. That’s exactly how I feel about not getting the chance to see this tow tractor that Allis-Chalmers had at the proving grounds. These units were towed, several at a time, behind behind tractors to… Continue reading AC Proving Grounds Tow Tractor
It doesn’t matter where I am going or what I was supposed to do, there is always time to learn something!
Cataract, Wis.April 1935 Dear cousin Lorraine, Thought I would sit down and write a few lines to you. We herd from you. But we been so busy we forgot to write to you. I have been busy with my school work all the time that I didn't have time. So tonight I thought I would… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-April 1935
Schlitz beer crates being broken apart for kindling after Prohibition goes into effect.From Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc. An extended time ago in a land far, far away where beer, wine, and hard liquor were dumped down the drain and everyone had to go dry. Sound like a made up story?! Well, believe or not… Continue reading The Day The Party Ended
OMG! OMG! OMG! One of my favorite authors just published another book! If you are not familiar with Erik Larson you need to login to your Amazon account and buy his books now....or you could just visit your local library and check them out.I really enjoy his writing style. His books have a way of… Continue reading New Erik Larson Book!!
This one actually happened in real life.....#SorryNotSorry
Had you been around during World War I you would have lived through some things that would have made you say, "Uhhh, is this America?!" Yeah, things got that ugly. Freedoms were suspended, food was rationed, and your neighbor could get you arrested for saying gesundheit after a sneeze. There are a few of those… Continue reading Throwing Shade During WWI: The “Slacker” Part I
The old saying is that history is written by the victors. The story of the Lusitania is tragic. 1,193 people lost their lives after a German U-boat torpedoed the ocean liner off the coast of Ireland in May 1915. Out of the total lives lost, 128 Americans perished when the Lusitania went down. While this event didn't directly… Continue reading Barbarous Hun: The Sinking of the Lusitania and the Rise of Propaganda | History News Network
Cheers to the New Year! 🥂 Enjoy this one, last post of the year. The Final Post of 2019