Category Archives: History

Pearl Harbor

Seventy-one years ago today (Sunday, December 7th, 1941) at 8:01 AM local time, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Japanese also attacked other American military installations on Oahu including the Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Carlo Bianchi and the Nurse

Pearl Gossett was a nurse at a coal mining camp in Blocton, Alabama in October 1912. While cooking a meal for a patient, she suffered a terrible accident. The gasoline stove she was using exploded in flames. The burning gasoline … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix

Seventy years ago today, the man who Rolling Stone magazine hails as the greatest guitarist ever was born in Seattle, Washington. At birth his name was Johnny Allen Hendrix. In 1945 his father Al Hendrix, returning from fighting in Europe … Continue reading

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Canadian Legend – Gaby Haas

Living in Edmonton during the 1940s to 1970s, you could take pride in the local musician Gaby (Gabriel) Haas, who was making a name for himself on the national music scene. Gaby Haas was a skilled and talented accordion player. … Continue reading

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Advertising Myths

There was a time in my 20’s when I was an Advertising Account Executive (isn’t that a great title?) for several radio stations. I really enjoyed working with clients to develop advertising campaigns and was very successful. The radio stations … Continue reading

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Panorama of the Sistine Chapel

This is one of those amazing opportunities that the Internet occasionally offers. The Vatican Museum (Musei Vaticani) has created a panorama of the Sistine Chapel. Be sure to turn on your speakers, too. There is a beautiful choir singing hymns … Continue reading

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The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Today marks a sad day in the history of the United States and the world. Because, 48 years ago today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was gunned down in Dallas, Texas. You may have seen … Continue reading

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Blueprints for Woody Wagons

One of the member libraries of the Shortgrass Library System, the Brooks Public Library, subscribes to a wonderful magazine called Vintage Truck. The cover of the September / October 2011 issue is featured to the left. Vintage Truck is full … Continue reading

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