Skip to comments.The Freeper Foxhole enjoys a Lazy Sunday...The Charlie Ration Cookbook Sunday Jan 22, 2005
Posted on 01/21/2006 8:08:51 PM PST by alfa6
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OR HOW TO EAT WELL IN A FOXHOLE
During the Vietnam war Brig. Gen. Walter S. McIlhenny son of the 2nd company president of McIlhenny Company from his experiences with C-Rations as a soldier during WWII came up with the idea to send soldiers copies of the Charley Ration Cookbook filled with recipes for spicing up C-rations with Tabasco Pepper Sauce wrapped around two-ounce bottles of Tabasco Pepper Sauce along with a handful of a P-38 type can openers all in a waterproof canister. What follows will be a copy of the cookbook.
Your reputation is secure with me sir. :)
Clearly that was typo . . . I meant to type "nightcrawlers."
Yeah, that's the ticket . . . and I caught 15 bass that were all THIS BIG! Yeah . . . that's the ticket.
Thanks for posting this, Alfa! Brings make some memories, alright! My first C-Rats had cigarettes in them. Lucky for me I tried 'em and didn't care for 'em. Still have one in my closet. Wonder if it's any good? (As if it ever was!)
Nah. Of course, our memories get better over time, don't they?
You had to put a little more effort into C-Rats to make sure you got an edible meal. Judicious trading, especially with newbies, helped. Any way to heat up the main course really helped. And Tabasco was essential. I never got as fancy as this cookbook, but several of those recipes sound pretty good!
LOL, yeah sure it was a typo!!
Where'd you find my dad's picture?
Elevations in the state range from 54 feet above sea level in the far southeast corner to 2,753 feet above at Mount Magazine, the state's highest point.
North Little Rock offers one of the nation's largest municipal parks.
The community of Mountain View is called the Folk Capital of America. The little town preserves the pioneer way of life and puts it on display for visitors at the Ozark Folk Center State Park from March through October.
The road to the White House for President Bill Clintoon began in Hope, then led to Hot Springs, Fayetteville, and Little Rock.
Arkansas contains over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of streams and rivers.
The state contains six national park sites, two-and-a half million acres of national forests, seven national scenic byways, three state scenic byways, and 50 state parks.
One of America's finest restoration projects, the Quapaw Quarter features some of Little Rock's oldest structures including Victorian and antebellum homes, churches, MacArthur Park, and the Old Arsenal.
Mountain View is home to one of the largest producers of handmade dulcimers in the world.
Since the 1830s the area now known as Hot Springs National Park has bathed notables as diverse as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone. The park is entirely surrounded by the city of Hot Springs, the boyhood home of President Bill Clintoon.
Located just outside of Murfreesboro, Crater of Diamonds State Park allows dedicated prospectors to search for precious gems including diamonds, amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, and quartz.
The mockingbird is the official state bird. It was designated in 1929.
Clark Bluff overlooking the St. Francis River contains chalk to supply the nation for years.
Famous singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland.
The apple blossom is the official state flower. It was designated in 1901.
The Magnet Cove region claims to contain 102 varieties of minerals.
The World's Championship Duck Calling Contest is held annually in Stuttgart.
Sam Walton founded his Wal-Mart stores in Bentonville.
Mount Ida is known as the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World.
Arkansas became the 25th state on June 15, 1836.
The pine tree is the official state tree. It was designated in 1939.
Pine Bluff is known as the world center of archery bow production.
Camden was the site of the Fort Lookout Skirmish and the Battle of Poison Springs
Bauxite is the official state mineral. It was designated in 1967.
Alma claims to be the Spinach Capital of the World.
Little River County Courthouse is world famous for it's Christmas lights display.
General Douglas MacArthur, soldier and statesman, was born in Little Rock in 1880.
Established near the mouth of the Arkansas River in 1686, Arkansas Post was the first permanent white settlement in the state.
The geographic center of the state is located in Pulaski, 12 miles northwest of Little Rock.
The city of Fairfield Bay sits on the north shore of Greers Ferry Lake, a 40,000 acre mountain lake of sparkling waters in central Arkansas.
The University of Central Arkansas was founded in Conway in 1907.
The average temperature in July is 81.4 degrees; January it is 39.5; and the annual average is 61.7 degrees. The average rainfall is 48.52 inches and the average snowfall is 5.2 inches.
Scott Joplin, popular musician and composer, was born in Texarkana.
The diamond is the official state gem. It was designated in 1967.
Arkansas is officially known as The Natural State.
The Arkansas River is the longest stream to flow into the Mississippi-Missouri river system. Its total length is 1,450 miles.
The South Arkansas vine ripe pink tomato is the official state fruit and blossom. It was designated in 1987.
Milk is the official state beverage. It was designated in 1985.
The largest freestanding rock formation located in Eureka Springs has a base circumference of about 10 inches and the top measures almost 10 feet across.
The apple blossom is the official state flower. It was designated in 1901.
Ouachita National Forest reigns as the oldest national forest in the South.
The lowest point in the state occurs along the Ouachita River.
Origin of state's name: French interpretation of a Sioux word acansa, meaning downstream place.
A person from Arkansas is called an Arkansan.
The honeybee is the official state insect. It was officially designated in 1973.
In 1783 the Colbert Incident occurred at Arkansas Post. It was the only Revolutionary War skirmish in the state.
The Buffalo River is one of the few remaining unpolluted, free-flowing rivers in the lower 48 states.
The fiddle is the official state instrument. It was designated in 1985.
47 hot springs flow from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain, at an average temperature of 143 F.
The Ozark National Forest covers more than one million acres.
The quartz crystal is the official state rock. It was designated in 1967.
Another teaser pic
Nice flag-o-gram, PE!
Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!
LOL. Oh lordy that could be frightening. I can barely handle one!
lol. I should say so!
California's Mount Whitney measures as the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Its most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 feet summit. Wilderness permits are required.
In 1925 a giant sequoia located in California's Kings Canyon National Park was named the nation's national Christmas tree. The tree is over 300 feet in height.
More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
Pacific Park, on the venerable Santa Monica Pier, re-creates the amusement parks once dotting the ocean areas along the Pacific Coast. Featured are 11 amusement rides including the 1910-vintage hand-carved merry-go-round appearing in the movie "The Sting."
Alpine County is the eighth smallest of California's 58 counties. It has no high school, ATMs, dentists, banks, or traffic lights.
Fallbrook is known as the Avocado Capital of the World and hosts an annual Avocado Festival. More avocados are grown in the region than any other county in the nation.
In the late 1850s, Kennedy Mine, located in Jackson, served as one of the richest gold mines in the world and the deepest mine in North America.
An animal called the riparian brush rabbit calls Caswell Memorial State Park (near Manteca) its home. Endemic only to the state's park system, the critter lives in approximately 255 acres stretching along the area's once-vast hardwood forest.
In Pacific Grove there is a law on the books establishing a $500 fine for molesting butterflies.
The largest three-day rodeo in the United States is held on the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.
Demonstrations on making toothpaste from orange by-products were popular attractions at the Los Angeles County fair in 1922. The fair is held in Pomona.
Located in Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is the largest museum of its kind in North America.
Several celebrities are buried at Hillside Cemetery in Culver City. Included gravesites are those of Al Jolson, George Jessel, Eddie Canter, Jack Benny, and Percy Faith.
California Caverns claims the distinction of being the most extensive system of caverns and passageways in the Mother Lode region of the state.
Totaling nearly three million acres, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the country.
On Catalina Island in 1926, American author Zane Grey built a pueblo-style home on the hillside overlooking Avalon Bay. He spent much of his later life in Avalon. The home is now a hotel.
Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge contains the largest winter population of bald eagles in the continental United States.
Author Richard Dana (1851-1882) wrote the novel "Two Years Before the Mast." He inspired the name for the beach community of Dana Point.
In Atwater the Castle Air Museum has the largest display of military aircraft in the state.
The Country Store in Baker has sold more winning California State Lottery tickets than any outlet in the state.
Reputed to be the most corrupt politician in Fresno County history, Vice-leader Joseph Spinney was mayor for only ten minutes.
The Iron Door Saloon in Groveland claims to be the oldest drinking establishment in the state. It was constructed in 1852.
The Hollywood Bowl is the world's largest outdoor amphitheater.
The first person to personally receive a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood was actress Joanne Woodward. She received it in 1960.
Death Valley is recognized as the hottest, driest place in the United States. It isn't uncommon for the summer temperatures to reach more than 115 degrees.
The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles on April 2, 1902.
Inyo National Forest is home to the bristle cone pine, the oldest living species. Some of the gnarled trees are thought to be over 4,600 years old.
San Francisco Bay is considered the world's largest landlocked harbor.
Sequoia National Park contains the largest living tree. Its trunk is 102 feet in circumference.
Yorba Linda is home to the Richard Nixon Library.
The Coachella Valley is nicknamed The Date Capital of the world and The Playground of Presidents.
One out of every eight United States residents lives in California.
California is the first state to ever reach a trillion dollar economy in gross state product.
California has the largest economy in the states of the union.
If California's economic size were measured by itself to other countries, it would rank the 7th largest economy in the world.
Los Angeles is ranked the fourth largest economy in the United States compared to other states.
Simi Valley is the home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
It is estimated there are approximately 500,000 detectable seismic tremors in California annually.
During his engagement at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, Otis Redding stayed on a houseboat in Sausalito. While there he wrote his last song and greatest hit: "The Dock of the Bay."
The state motto is Eureka!, a Greek word translated "I have found it!" The motto was adopted in 1849 and alludes to the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada.
California is known variously as The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State.
There are more than 300,000 tons of grapes grown in California annually.
California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year.
The redwood is the official state tree. Some of the giant redwoods in Sequoia National Park are more than 2,000 years old.
The California poppy is the official state flower. The California grizzly bear (Ursus californicus) is the official state animal.
California holds two of the top ten most populous cities: Los Angeles and San Diego.
Fresno proclaims itself the Raisin Capital of the World.
The highest and lowest points in the continental United States are within 100 miles of one another. Mount Whitney measures 14,495 feet and Bad Water in Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level.
Castroville is known as the Artichoke Capital of the World. In 1947 a young woman named Norma Jean was crowned Castroville's first Artichoke Queen. She went on to become actress Marilyn Monroe.
The "50states.com" web site is published in Santa Clarita.
That didn't sound right at all. Were you just trying to test me?
A few minutes with a map and Google turned up these candidates:
North Slope Borough, Alaska - 94,763 square miles
Nye County, NV - 11,560,960 acres (18,064 sq.mi.) (One source says Nye is #3 in size).
But a little more research identified the real problem. San Bernadino is the largest in the lower 48 (it holds the #2 spot overall), but the acreage is way off. San Bernadino is, according to one source, 20,105 sq. mi. That convert not to 3 million acres, but to 12,867,200 acres.
It was in continuous operation until manpower shortages during WW2 forced it's closure. BTW, I grew up 5 miles from the mine.
President George W. Bush is presented with his own racing suit by 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Tony Stewart, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 on the South Lawn at the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper
|January 25, 2006
And It Was So
The words are repeated several times in Genesis 1, the story of creation: "And it was so."
Whatever God saidit happened. "Let there be light . . . . Let there be a firmament . . . . Let the earth bring forth grass . . . ." Then, each time, the words: "And it was so." God spoke the words, and it became a reality.
As I read about this beginning of our world and the power of God, I started to think about some other things God and His Son Jesus have saidthings we can count on.
When Jesus was talking about His followers, He said, "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand" (John 10:28). If we have put our trust in Him, we can be assured that we have eternal life right now and will live with Him forever.
The writer to the Hebrews said, "Be content with such things as you have. For [God] Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you'" (Hebrews 13:5). We can be sure that our needs will be met and that we won't be left alone.
One of Jesus' most comforting promises is "I will come again and receive you to Myself" (John 14:3). He said it; we can believe it and wait confidently for that day.
Count on God's word. It will be so. Anne Cetas
God said it. I believe it. That settles it.
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bITTYGIRL GOT A PAIR OF ROLLER SKATES LAST WEEKEND. sHE'S HAVING A BLAST.
hER SHOE FETISH HAS PROGRESSED TO THE POINT WHERE SHE IS LEARNING TO CHANGE THEM HERSELF ALREADY.
PICTURES, WE NEED PICTURES! BITTYGIRL ON HER HOT WHEELS.
I wonder if Jesus, Joseph and Mary will show up in the skates. LOL
Post and run bump for the Wednesday Edition of the Freeper Foxhole.
Thanks MS feather for posting a teaser pic for me this fine mornin.
In Pacific Grove there is a law on the books establishing a $500 fine for molesting butterflies.
Yes, for some reason, I remembered this.
LOL! I am sure they will at some point.
Yes . . . and once again NOTHING gets by you. Damn you're good! [kidding]
However, yesterday on Arkansas, I deliberately changed his name to "Clintoon" three times. You didn't come to his defense and correct me. What gives?
BTW, are you an engineer?
Speaking of pictures...
Last night, BG was sitting in a box in the corner of my study having a blast breaking the ghost poop (packing peanuts). I picked up the camera, keeping it hidden the whole time. As soon as BG heard it turn on, I heard "cheese" from her.
ROFLOL! Too, funny.
"Beulah red" is the name of the red marble that gives the Colorado State Capitol its distinctive splendor. Cutting, polishing, and installing the marble in the Capitol took six years, from 1894 to 1900. All of the "Beulah red" marble in the world went into the Capitol. It cannot be replaced, at any price.
Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. 62% of all state Voters choose at almost the last minute not to host the Olympics, because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the State Of Colorado, and the City of Denver.
The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs.
The world's largest flat-top mountain is in Grand Mesa.
In Fruita, the town folk celebrate 'Mike the Headless Chicken Day'. Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head.
The LoDo region of Denver stands for Lower Downtown.
Denver, lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was awarded in 1935 to Louis Ballast.
The highest paved road in North America is the Road to Mt. Evans off of I-70 from Idaho Springs. The Road climbs up to 14,258 Ft. above sea level.
Colorado means colored red and is known as the Centennial State.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad continues to provide year round train service operating a historical train with rolling stock indigenous to the line. The line was constructed primarily to haul mine ores, both gold and silver, from the San Juan Mountains.
The United States federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.
Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet.
Colorado has 222 state wildlife areas.
Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America.
The 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is exactly 1 mile high above sea level.
The Dwight Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel between Clear Creek & Summit counties is the highest auto tunnel in the world. Bored at an elevation of 11,000 feet under the Continental Divide it is 8,960 feet long and the average daily traffic exceeds 26,000 vehicles.
Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States at 10,430 feet elevation. Because there was lots of "silver" named towns at the time, the founding fathers suggested Leadville.
Katherine Lee Bates wrote America the Beautiful after being inspired by the view from Pikes Peak.
Hundreds of thousands of valentines are re-mailed each year from Loveland.
Fountain, has the distinction of being the United States' millennium city because it best symbolizes the overall composition of America. Fountain is the most accurate representation of the American "melting pot." Fountain was chosen after a Queens College sociologist crunched Census Bureau statistics in an effort to find the one city in the country that best represented the population make-up of the United States.
Pueblo is the only city in America with four living recipients of the Medal of Honor.
The tallest building in Colorado is the Republic Plaza at 57 stories high, in Denver.
Every year Denver host the worlds largest Rodeo, the Western Stock show.
Denver has the largest city park system in the nation with 205 parks in City limits and 20,000 Acres of parks in the nearby mountains.
Dove Creek is the "Pinto Bean" capital of the world.
The tallest sand dune in America is in Great Sand Dunes National Monument outside of Alamosa. This bizarre 46,000-acre landscape of 700-foot sand peaks was the creation of ocean waters and wind more than one million years ago.
The World's First Rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail.
Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike explored the southwest portion of the Louisiana Territory in 1806 and though he never climbed the peak that bears his name, he did publish a report that attracted a lot of interest to the area.
The slogan of "Pikes Peak or Bust," painted across many of the prairie schooners, was born at a time as fortune hunters headed west. Although only a handful of those who flocked to the region ever found gold.
At 14,110 feet above sea level over 400,000 people ascend Pikes Peak each year.
The aptly named town of Twin Lakes lays adjacent two natural lakes at the foot of Colorado's highest Fourteener, Mt. Elbert.
The Colorado Rockies are part of the North American Cordillera, which stretches 3,000 miles from Alaska, through western Canada and the United States, into northern Mexico. The centerpieces of this dramatic uplift are the peaks over 14,000 feet, or "Fourteeners", as they are affectionately referred to by climbers. There are 52 Fourteeners in Colorado.
Rocky Ford has been dubbed the "melon capital of the world."
The Yampa River below the northwest town of Craig holds northern pike in the 20-pound range, while the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers are prime spots for trout fishing.
Colorado has the highest mean altitude of all the states.
Mesa Verde features an elaborate four-story city carved in the cliffs by the Ancestral Pueblo people between 600 and 1300 A.D. The mystery surrounding this ancient cultural landmark is the sudden disappearance of the thousands of inhabitants who created the more than 4,000 identified structures.
Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state.
The Kit Carson County Carousel in Burlington dates back to 1905, making it the oldest wooden merry-go-round in the United States. It is the only wooden carousel in America still with its original paint.
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation since 1881 and has appeared in more than a dozen movies including How the West Was Won (1963) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
The highest suspension bridge in the world is over the Royal Gorge near Canon City. The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 feet.
The world's largest natural hot springs pool located in Glenwood Springs. The two-block long pool is across the street from the historic Hotel Colorado, a favorite stop of former president Teddy Roosevelt.
Built in 1867 by Seth Lake, the Astor House in Golden was the first stone hotel built west of the Mississippi River.
Colorado's southwest corner borders Arizona, New Mexico and Utah the only place in America where the corners of four states meet.
There are nearly 20 rivers whose headwaters begin in Colorado, with the Continental Divide directing each river's course.
The Colorado Rockies play at the 50,000 seat Coors Field, located in downtown Denver.
In 1859, John Gregory discovered "The Gregory Lode" in a gulch near Central City. Within two weeks, the gold rush was on and within two months the population grew to 10,000 people in search of their fortune. It came to be known as "The Richest Square Mile on Earth".
Colorado's first and oldest military post, Fort Garland was established in 1858 and commanded by the legendary frontiersman Kit Carson.
Abundant nesting and migrating birds and other native animals provide a "world-class" watchable wildlife experience. Bald eagles and other raptors, sandhill cranes, shore birds and water birds can be seen seasonally at San Luis Lakes near Alamosa.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument near Cripple Creek is a lesson in history set in the one-time shadow of the Guffey Volcano. The volcano erupted millions of years ago, creating fossils and leaving the valley filled with petrified trees.
John Henry "Doc" Holliday's brief and tumultuous existence led him to Glenwood Springs where he succumbed to tuberculosis and died at the Hotel Glenwood on November 8, 1887.
What a great day indeed, and a great thread.
Thanks for the look back at C-rations.
Time out: 05:34
forgot the ping for #135.
|January 26, 2006
Magnifying Our Master
I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 2 Timothy 4:6
Bible In One Year: Exodus 14-15; Matthew 17
As a man of unwavering steadfastness, the apostle Paul had a fixed ambition. He spelled it out in his letter to the Philippians: "Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death" (1:20).
No matter what Paul might be called upon to suffer, no matter what hardships he might undergo, he was determined that his life would be a means of magnifying Jesus. And without flinching, he held tight to that determination through peril, pain, and imprisonment, and even willingly offered his body as a sacrifice.
Some of us may not be able to see how Jesus could be magnified in our bodies. We may think that it can be done only during times of persecution for our faith. But that is not the case.
Our hands can magnify the Lord as we write letters of encouragement. Our feet can magnify Him as we go on simple errands of helpfulness. Our voices can magnify Him as we give our testimony and sing His praises. Our hearts can magnify Him as we express in prayer our love for the redeeming Christ. Our ears can magnify Him as we gratefully listen to sermons exalting His grace.
If we know Jesus, we can lift Him up to others in our daily lives. Vernon Grounds
You are one of a kinddesigned to glorify God as only you can.
On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on January 26:
1748 Emmanuel Aloys Forster composer
1763 Charles XIV French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
1804 Eugane "Marie Joseph" Sue France, novelist (Wandering Jew)
1814 Rufus King Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
1816 Lloyd Tilghman Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1831 Mary Mapes Dodge New York City NY, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates) (No! Not THAT Mary Mapes.)
1852 Pierre Brazza explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)
1880 Douglas MacArthur Little Rock AR, General of the Army (WWII), he did return!
1887 Marc A "Pete" Mitscher US Lieutenant-Admiral (WWII-Task Force 58)
1902 Laurence "Bill" Craigie jet pioneer
1905 Maria Augusta von Trapp Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music"
1913 Jimmy Van Heusen songwriter (Love & Marriage)
1918 Nicolae Ceausescu Romanian "President" (1967-90)
1925 Paul Newman Cleveland OH, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)
1927 José Simón Azcona Hoyo President of Honduras (1986-90)
1928 Eartha Kitt South Carolina, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman)
1928 Roger Vadim France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
1928 Philip José Farmer Indiana, science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
1929 Jules Feiffer New York City NY, cartoonist (Passionella) author (Little Murders)
1934 Huey "Piano" Smith pianist (Having a Good Time)
1935 Bob Uecker Milwaukee WI, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere)
1942 Scott Glenn (actor: The Right Stuff, Silverado, The Hunt for Red October, The Silence of the Lambs)
1944 Angela Yvonne Davis communist/professor
1952 Mario Runco Jr Bronx NY, Lieutenant-Commander USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77)
1957 Eddie Van Halen Nijmegan Netherlands, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
1958 Ellen DeGeneres New Orleans LA, comedienne (Ellen Morgan-Ellen)
1961 Wayne Gretzky (hockey: Edmunton Oilers, LA Kings: NHL Season Point Record [1985-86]; MVP nine times [1980-'87 & 1989]; Stanley Cup Individual Career Record: 110 goals, 346 points scored [1979-1993])
1977 Cindy Cesar Miss Mauritius-Universe (1997)
On This Day In History
It's the big one Elizabeth, I'm comin' tuh join ya'
Maybe, it's just me, but I'd prefer the motor in my auto to not burn.
sad list for today's history in GWOT.
ok. Today's fog is so ... you. :-)
The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.
The USS Nautilus - the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954.
Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
In 1705, copper was discovered in Simsbury. Later, the copper mine became the infamous New-Gate Prison of the Revolutionary War. Doctor Samuel Higley of Simsbury started the first copper coinage in America in 1737.
The Scoville Memorial Library is the United States oldest public library. The library collection began in 1771, when Richard Smith, owner of a local blast furnace, used community contributions to buy 200 books in London. Patrons could borrow and return books on the third Monday of every third month. Fees were collected for damages, the most common being "greasing" by wax dripped from the candles by which the patrons read.
On April 9, 1810, a Salisbury town meeting voted to authorize the "selectmen draw upon the town treasurer for the sum of one hundred dollars" to purchase more books for the Scoville Memorial Library collection, making the library the first publicly supported free town library in the United States.
Mary Kies, of South Killingly was the first woman to receive a U.S. patent. On May 15th, 1809 for a method of weaving straw with silk.
On January 28, 1878, 21 venturous citizens of New Haven became the world's first subscribers to telephone exchange service.
America's first trade association was founded in Naugatuck Valley.
Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.
In Hartford, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands!
Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.
Connecticut has approx. 144 newspapers published in the State (daily, Sunday, weekly and monthly).
Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
The first automobile law was passed by the state of CT in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour.
The first lollipop-making machine opened for business in New Haven in 1908. George Smith named the treat after a popular racehorse.
Ella Grasso was elected in her own right to be a state governor in 1974.
In 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.
The World Wrestling Federation or the WWF is headquartered in Stamford.
Bristol, CT is considered the "Mum City" of the USA because of the many Chrysanthemums grown and sold to various states and Canada
In 1784, New Haven was incorporated as a city.
Danbury, An important military depot for the American Revolutionary armies was burned and looted in April 1777 by the British under Major General William Tryon.
The first blast furnace in Connecticut was built in Lakeville in 1762.
The Submarine Force Museum in Groton is home of the historic ship Nautilus (SSN 571). It is the official submarine museum of the United States Navy.
Connecticut State insect is the Praying Mantis.
Connecticut's most important crops are dairy, poultry, forest and nursery, tobacco, vegetables and fruit.
Connecticut's motto is Qui Transtulit Sustinet -- "He Who Transplanted Still Sustains".
In colonial New Haven cut pumpkins were used as guides for haircuts to ensure a round uniform style. Because of this fashion, these New Englanders were nicknamed "pumpkin-heads."
The name Middlebury derives from the central position the Town's meetinghouse occupies, six miles from three older neighbors, Waterbury, Southbury, and Woodbury.
The first human inhabitants of present-day Burlington were members of the Tunxis Tribe, who belonged to a confederation of Algonquian Indians. Legend holds they used the area as a hunting ground.
The first English settlers of Connecticut arrived in 1636, settling the plantations of Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield.
The Monroe Town seal is in the form of a circle with the words "Town of Monroe Connecticut" written in the outer rim of the seal. Inside this outer circle is a profile of a bust of James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States, serving from 1817-1825.
Originally, Montville, along with Groton and Waterford, was a part of New London. New London was settled in 1646 under the name of Pequot, so called after the Pequot Indians, the name changing to New London in 1658.
B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill is the only steam-powered Cider Mill in the United States and is located in Mystic.
7-year-old James Thorsell designed the New Hartford "Town Bicentennial Emblem".
New Milford's worst disaster struck in 1902 when the main business section centered on Bank Street was almost completely leveled by the "Great Fire".
Named in 1724 for the stony character of the hilly countryside, North Stonington was incorporated in 1807.
To register to vote in Connecticut you must:
Be a U.S. citizen;
Be a resident of a Connecticut Town;
Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
Not be convicted of a felony
The manufacturing of the first safety fuse started in Simsbury in 1836.
In 1728, the first steel mill operating in America was located in Simsbury.
Wallingford has earned a worldwide reputation for the production of silverware.
The first expert in the treatment of Asiatic cholera was Dr. Henry Bronson in 1832. He was a professor at Yale Medical School.
The first golf tournament in Connecticut for women only was held in Waterbury on June 12, 1917.
West Hartford is the birthplace of Noah Webster, the author of the first dictionary published in 1807.
Although West Haven is Connecticut's youngest city, being incorporated in 1972, it is a community that dates back over 360 years, making it one of the oldest settlements in the country.
PEZ® Candy is made in the city of Orange.
Thomas Sanford made the first friction matches in Beacon Falls in 1834.
Some of the world's most famous cloth is woven in the Stafford textile mills.
The town of Washington was incorporated in 1779, being named in honor of General George Washington.
Hartford has remained the capital city of Connecticut since 1875
I thought about going after the hamburger, but decided to opt for the helicopter.
First helicopter flights in the US were in 1922. It was built under a US Army contract by a Georges de Bothezat. By 1924, the French had an operating machine. By 1930, Italy and Belgium had joined in.
By 1935, the French were flying over an hour and covering over 25 miles.
And the Germans, of course, began to work on the problem as soon as they were able. FW had a sucessful machine by 1936. (Over 11,000 ft in altitude; it set a distance record of almost 150 miles. (This is the craft that is best known for the famous indoor flight by Hanna Reitsch)
The Germans had two different helicopers in production (1940) before the Americans did (1941).
Primary source here: http://www.enae.umd.edu/AGRC/Aero/history.html
I see flat sheets used in between can layers for tensile members. Cheat, cheat, cheat! I think it can be done with friction alone in a sort of medieval stoneware approach.
Just think of how well you look Iris7 :-)
And here is todays teaser pic and a bump for the Friday Freeper Foxhole.
off to work I go 6 out of the next seven days. Also only 6 days left on "TDY" OOOORAH