I stumbled across this article that was published two years ago. I know my fair share about AC, but I learned a few more facts from this article! Our business history articles often focus on the consumer products and services industries with which we all interact – from auto companies to department stores. Yet… Continue reading Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center
Urban spelunking: Crew unexpectedly rediscovers an old Allis-Chalmers tunnel
Urban spelunking: Crew unexpectedly rediscovers an old Allis-Chalmers #tunnel Source: Urban spelunking: Crew unexpectedly rediscovers an old Allis-Chalmers tunnel
Visualized: Comparing the Titanic to a Modern Cruise Ship
The sheer size of the Titanic was a sight to behold in 1912, but over 100 years later, how does this vessel compare to a modern cruise ship? Source: Visualized: Comparing the Titanic to a Modern Cruise Ship
A few months ago I made the decision to step down from the board of directors of the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society. I have been a board members since April 2014, and I felt it was my time to step away from that role and just participate as a volunteer. I've made so… Continue reading Changing Gears
Covid-19 Journal Project
I hope that all of my readers and followers have been staying safe and healthy during this wild chapter of world history. My family and I have been taking the necessary precautions to keep ourselves safe these past three months--social distancing, masks, and practicing good hygiene It's been a tough and strenuous quarantine, but we… Continue reading Covid-19 Journal Project
Winnebago County Highway Garage
If I have not made it obvious, I work for Winnebago County as a maintenance technician and ensure our public buildings are running top notch. Besides learning new skills, I really enjoy learning about our buildings' histories--especially our courthouse. Our department operates out of the former Winnebago County Highway Department shop, and I never really… Continue reading Winnebago County Highway Garage
This didn't happen to me too much. Molly was kind and let me keep my shows, but this would definitely be the face I made if I discovered my recorded shows were deleted.
Some Monday morning historical humor to start the day right.
New Logo, New Look!
Check out the new logo! From time to time I like to change things up, and it was time to retire my presidential campaign poster as my banner. I've replaced it with my Bitmoji avatar! I hope it screams, "Hey, I study history and also like to have fun!" After I updated my blog… Continue reading New Logo, New Look!
The Courthouse Light Returns
It's been two years since the quest began to bring this original Winnebago County Courthouse light fixture back home. My former supervisor and friend Isaiah and I have a mutual appreciation for architecture and history. Our courthouse is a beautiful example of the Depression Moderne style from the 1930s. I was fortunate in that he… Continue reading The Courthouse Light Returns