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American History
« on: January 03, 2017, 04:56:18 PM »

This is pretty sad.  My whole family that includes 5 teenagers are going to Boston the first week of July.  Trying to map out a plan.
The kids have no idea about Bunker Hill, Lexington-Concord or other historical sites.
Is this all the work of the progressives destroying our history and culture so they can ram  all their liberal progressive crap at them?
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 05:06:48 PM »

That certainly is, and is brought to you by our friends at the Department of Education of both Federal and State levels in dictating a curriculum and learning objectives that does not include deep dives into American History.  Sad, very sad!
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Re: American History
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 06:12:26 PM »

There's that word "to better globalize the world"
Open borders, one government blah blah blah
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Re: American History
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 10:22:58 AM »

Nothing is as 'American History' as our railroads.

This photo article is from my hometown newspaper but most of the photos are from Chicago back during WWII.  This photographer must have had money because a color camera with color film was pretty unique (and expensive) for the times.

I wonder how many of these locomotives or cars may have traveled across Monroe County at one time or another?

https://www.ourmidland.com/seattlenews/slideshow/Color-photos-highlight-railroad-work-in-early-126865.php
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Re: American History
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 10:28:02 AM »

i was watching a series i think on the History channel "The Men That Made America" some time ago and saw that they were showing some again.  There was a lot of video when they were building the railroads.
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Re: American History
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 10:23:30 AM »

i was watching a series i think on the History channel "The Men That Made America" some time ago and saw that they were showing some again.  There was a lot of video when they were building the railroads.

The railroads certainly became the 'spine' of the country and it's expansion across the continent.

I found this photo from the above link especially interesting.  In the 40s no one seemed overly concerned with working with asbestos!

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 10:32:08 AM »

I remember many train rides from Pittsburgh to St. Louis as a child (late 50's and early 60's) and always enjoyed them.  I also recall how crowded they were.
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Re: American History
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 10:53:41 AM »

My aunt lived in a Toledo sub and had a boyfriend in Chicago.  She would hop the train every few weeks to see him
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 05:07:09 PM »

My aunt lived in a Toledo sub and had a boyfriend in Chicago.  She would hop the train every few weeks to see him

Our son and his wife took a long weekend trip to Chicago from Toledo a few years ago.  They took the Amtrack from Toledo.  I know a lot of them have names but I don't have any idea what this one is named.  Everything was great going over but on the way back something broke down and the train was just able to crawl for miles over in Indiana.  Someone finally was able to fix it and all of a sudden away it went.  They were late but at least didn't have to walk home!

I was fortunate to be able to take the train all over Europe during my time there in the early 70s.  Practically the entire world has nicer (and safer) trains than the US does now.  A real shame!!!
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Re: American History
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 06:32:54 PM »

I was fortunate to be able to take the train all over Europe during my time there in the early 70s.  Practically the entire world has nicer (and safer) trains than the US does now.  A real shame!!!

I've done Europe and Japan on trains.

Great way to get around both places.

The US?  Not so much.
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