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Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

What Was the Dust Bowl?

The Dust Bowl, also called the “Dirty Thirties,” was a time of crippling dust storms that greatly damaged the drought-stricken Southern Plains area of the United States during a dry period of the 1930s. The weather during this time stirred up dirt that caused massive zero visibility dust storms, covering everything in the storms’ path with dirt….

September 16, 2018 / by / in ,
How Using the Term ‘420’ for Marijuana Got Started

The Meaning and Origin of the Term: 420

How 420 (4/20 or 4:20 – pronounced “four-twenty”) Became Code for Marijuana


420 MEANING:
The term 420 is slang for the use and enjoyment of marijuana. 420 literally means “weed,” “pot,” “it’s time to get high,” “smoke marijuana,” and so on….

September 9, 2018 / by / in
2018 Celebrity Deaths

2018 Celebrity Deaths – Looking Back at Famous Figures Lost This Year

So far, 2018 has seen the loss of iconic musicians, award winning actors, beloved political and religious figures, business leaders, military heroes, famous athletes, and more. Here’s a look back at some of these famous people lost to date….

September 2, 2018 / by / in , ,
Rare Prohibition Era Photos

Old Photos: 27 Rare Prohibition Era Photos

The Prohibition era was an extremely difficult time in 20th century American history. During this period, from 1919 until Prohibition was finally repealed in 1933, it was against the law in the United States to make, sell, or consume alcohol. Americans, however, loved their alcohol and banning it actually resulted in a whopping 70% increase in alcohol consumption during the Prohibition years….

August 29, 2018 / by / in
Rare Star Trek TOS Photos

Old Photos: Rare Star Trek TOS Photos, Including Behind the Scenes & Deleted Scenes Images

The following collection of rare Star Trek TOS photos (many of which are behind the scenes photos, deleted scenes, or restorations of discarded production images) are a sampling of images from long time Star Trek fan, Flickr user Birdofthegalaxy. The collection was put together from a mix of single frame 35mm movie positives Birdofthegalaxy purchased back in the early Lincoln Enterprises and Star Trek convention days – combined with more recent online auction purchases….

August 25, 2018 / by / in
2017 Celebrity Deaths

2017 Celebrity Deaths – Looking Back at Famous Figures Lost in 2017

The world lost iconic musicians, renowned actors, beloved comedians, business leaders, military heroes, religious leaders, political activists, and legendary athletes in 2017. Here’s a look back at 2017 celebrity deaths….

August 19, 2018 / by / in , ,
1950s New York City – Frank Larson Photos

Old Photos: 1950s New York City

New York City in the 1950s – Frank Oscar Larson

These amazing vintage New York City photos effortlessly portray the beauty and diversity that was New York in the 1950s. Amateur photographer Frank Larson took these photos, the majority of which were shot using a Rolleiflex Automat Model 4 camera, mostly on weekends as a getaway from his 9 to 5 bank job. Larson had a great eye and a natural talent for photography, capturing both daytime and nighttime street scenes that vividly tell the tale of everyday life in the city that never sleeps….

August 14, 2018 / by / in
1969 Woodstock Photos

These Rare Color 1969 Woodstock Photos Show What the Event was Really Like

Officially labeled “An Aquarian Exposition” presented by the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the original plan for the event called for an outdoor rock festival with “three days of peace and music” in the Catskill village of Woodstock, New York….

August 2, 2018 / by / in
Infamous Last Photos of Murder Victims

Shocking and Tragic Last Photos of Murder Victims

From the beginning of recorded history — and even prior to that — crime has fascinated humankind. The success of countless books, films and other platforms devoted to chronicling / portraying criminal acts attest to the keen interest we have for the subject….

July 28, 2018 / by / in ,