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Archive for March, 2008

Here’s the second part of our thrilling tale. The first part can be found here.
In this installment, I’ll be showing you the roadway as I found it in early March of 2008, 51 years after it last saw traffic.
From the lookout, you can see many of the native eagles and hawks who make the […]

I recently came across this site - Gribble Nation: Lost 9w and was immediately excited beyond all reason to have a section of abandoned historic roadway less than five miles from my driveway. That I never realized it was there (and I’ve been to that exact area before) is a moment of personal shame. […]

Is the Modern Mechanix Blog perhaps the best blog ever? Maybe, maybe. It’s certainly one of the best justifications for the internet (after this blog and midget porn of course).
What I find so compelling about it is that not only does it document a time when the ‘anything is possible’ attitude prevailed, but […]

Here are two newspaper articles from the Chicago area, separated by only three years time.
From the June 18th, 1930 Hamilton Daily News - Chicago:

And from the October 22nd, 1933 NY Times - Chicago:

The first article details how this lady fires upon four policemen (emptying her gun) who have come to arrest her for some prior […]