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  • The Life and Death of #StevetheSinkhole

    01/25/2017 7:32:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Steve the sinkhole was born on Monday and died on Tuesday after Caltrans poured cement into his gaping hole. He was 35 years old. He was conceived by California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Wilkenfeld, who wanted to get people to pay attention to the annual winter warning: Drive slowly and avoid potholes. It worked. People paid attention to the sinkhole along Highway 13 at Broadway Terrace in Oakland. The CHP's Twitter feed was full of fun and laughter, and Wilkenfeld told NBC Bay Area that Steve is possibly the first sinkhole with a named in the United States. As for...
  • Happy New Year, everyone!! And our 1st QTR FReepathon is now underway!!

    01/01/2017 8:07:25 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 147 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | January 1, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Happy New Year, everyone!! Woo hoo!! Our 1st QTR FReepathon is now underway!! And we're now only 20 days from a rebirth of freedom for America!! Out with the old godless, lawless socialist regime and on to making America great again!! Hallelujah!! And it's now more important than ever that we keep our internet communications channel well funded and in fighting trim!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government...
  • What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

    10/04/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2015 | Ana Swanson
    There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future. "France in the Year 2000" is one example. The series of paintings, made by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, shows artist depictions of what life might look like in the year 2000. The first series of images were printed and enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes around the time of the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, according to the Public Domain Review, then later turned into postcards.
  • Photographs - GIANT Shotguns (Punt Guns), circa 1900

    02/16/2013 7:29:35 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Retronaut ^ | circa 1900 | Retronaut
    A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A single shot could kill over 50 waterfowl resting on the water’s surface. The hunter would maneuver the entire boat in order to aim the gun. In the United States, this practice depleted stocks of wild waterfowl and by the 1860s most states had banned the practice. “Since Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 there has been a punt gun salute every Coronation and Jubilee in Cowbit, Lincolnshire, England” - Wikipedia
  • **1910: Our Nation**

    01/11/2013 8:18:43 PM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    americandigest. ^ | November 11th of 1910 | gerardvanderleun
    "The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower! The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour. The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year. An accountant could earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "55 Days At Peking"

    08/26/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QViEiDjd7Ew
  • In 1900, Galveston was nearly erased

    01/15/2009 12:07:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,068+ views
    nydailynews ^ | Saturday, September 13th 2008, | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    It was the storm of the century - the 20th century.  Before Katrina became shorthand for nature's fury, there was the unnamed hurricane of 1900 that nearly wiped Galveston, Tex., off the map. An estimated 6,000 people were killed when the Category 4 storm packing 135 mph winds made landfall on Sept. 8, 1900, making it the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history.  Now it could get whacked again by Hurricane Ike.LIVE TRACKER: FOLLOW IKE'S PATH In 1900, Galveston, located on a flat island off the Texas coast, was a boom town with 42,000 residents. It was then the biggest...
  • Cave Woman Is Laid To Rest After 1,900 Years

    04/29/2008 1:25:25 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 190+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 4-29-2008 | Rob Preece
    Cave woman is laid to rest after 1,900 years 29 April 2008 By Rob Preece THE remains of a woman have been laid to rest in a hidden location in the Yorkshire Dales – about 1,900 years after she died. She was returned in a special ceremony to the mysterious limestone cave where she was discovered by two Yorkshire divers more than a decade ago. Phillip Murphy, an academic at Leeds University, and his friend Andrew Goddard found the woman's skullADVERTISEMENTby chance during a diving mission at the cave, dubbed the Wolf Den, in 1997. Carbon dating tests confirmed that...
  • Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900

    04/04/2006 9:34:55 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 9 replies · 607+ views
    This hurricane is much worse than Katrina in terms of loss of life. Hot dry Saharan air mixes with warm moist air of the jungles of Africa interact sometimes in mid-August, which a cluster of thunderstorms forms and moves off to the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of western Africa. This cluster of thunderstorm of persisted over the open water. Most of the thunderstorms, which are tropical waves or easterly waves fade away harmlessly. However this one did not die out. The tropical wave gains strength and becomes a tropical depression and tropical storm. Then this storm makes landfall over...
  • Post Katrina Rebuilding...Galveston 1900 did it...

    09/11/2005 8:39:33 PM PDT · by janee · 8 replies · 1,339+ views
    Galveston Newspapers Inc. ^ | 2005 Galveston Newspapers Inc. ARR | Michael A. Smith
    The 1900 Storm: Tragedy and Triumph Post-storm rebuilding considered 'Galveston's finest hour' By MICHAEL A. SMITH The Daily News GALVESTON - The great storm that came roaring out of the Gulf of Mexico 100 years ago, destroying this island city and assuring its place in history, deserves its due. But the wind and water and death brought by the unnamed hurricane, even the acts of courage and sacrifice played out in its face, are only half the story. The article.......
  • Galveston, September 1900 (Amazing quotes re: hurricane recovery

    09/03/2005 9:05:30 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 28 replies · 2,774+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | September 3, 2005 | Charles Johnson
    An LGF reader forwarded these quotes about the Galveston Hurricane of 1900: *** Looters found despoiling the dead were stood against the nearest wall or pile of debris and shot without hindrance of a trial. The grisly work of collecting the dead continued by torchlight. The workers were issued generous rations of bourbon and strong cigars. They breathed through handkerchiefs soaked in bourbon and smoked cigars to mask the smell. In the sweltering heat that followed the storm, decomposition was rapid. The bodies soon lost the rigidity of rigor mortis and had to be shoveled into carts. At times the...
  • Remembering The Great Hurricane of 1900

    09/02/2005 7:44:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies · 817+ views
    Galveston County Daily News ^ | 1900 - 2005 | MICHAEL A. SMITH
    The great storm that came roaring out of the Gulf of Mexico 100 years ago, destroying this island city and assuring its place in history, deserves its due. But the wind and water and death brought by the unnamed hurricane, even the acts of courage and sacrifice played out in its face, are only half the story. For while the story that began Sept. 8, 1900, is one about the fate of people at the hands of nature, it's also one about people altering their own fates by changing the face of nature. Storm and early aftermath Historians contend that...
  • Will New Orleans Be Reborn? Lessons from The 1900 Storm

    09/01/2005 7:02:06 PM PDT · by TIADaily.com · 3 replies · 301+ views
    TIADaily.com ^ | Sep, 1, 2005 | TIADaily.com
    The key question every time there is a natural disaster is not, "How did this happen?" Nature is dangerous, and it is always causing a disaster for someone, somewhere. Nor is the question, "Who is to blame?" There is always something more that could have been done to protect this or that place--at an expenditure of millions or billions, against a risk that could not be predicted. The only really important question after a disaster is: "How are we going to recover?" See today's Human Achievements for a story of how Americans dealt with a disaster 105 years ago at...
  • What in the World Will the Future Bring?

    05/31/2005 12:14:18 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 43 replies · 1,463+ views
    PBS ^ | 1900 | Ladies Home Journal
    Automobiles will be cheaper than horses are today. Liquid-air refrigerators will keep great quantities of food fresh for long intervals. Huge forts on wheels will dash across open spaces at the speed of express trains of today. They will make what is now known as cavalry charges. Hot or cold air will be turned on from spigots to regulate the temperature of a house as we now turn on hot or cold water from spigots to regulate the temperature of a bath. Man will see around the world. Persons and things of all kinds will be brought within focus of...
  • 1,900-Year-Old Skeleton Dug Up Nearly Intact (Michigan)

    05/11/2002 3:10:09 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 505+ views
    zwire.com ^ | 5-10-2002
    1,900-year-old skeleton dug up nearly intact By Erika Schmidt Russell, Community Editor May 10, 2002 Erika Schmidt Russell/The Register The skeleton of a woman buried 1,900 to 1,400 years ago was discovered when archeologists were working on the now defunct Lawrenceburg west-side levee project. Forget celebrating 200 years in Lawrenceburg, try celebrating 2,000 years or 10,000 years. People have been settling along this portion of the Ohio River for thousands of years. A recent archaeological dig for the defunct west-side levee project unearthed evidence of human settlement in the bottoms along the riverbank and Tanners Creek, dating to 6400 B.C....