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Springfield News-Sun, OhioIn "The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity and the Men Who Invented Modern America," historian Maury Klein says the key events in America's powering up for the electric era came during the Chicago World's Fair of 1883 and the building of the hydroelectric...
For RedEyePabst Blue Ribbon is most associated with its birthplace in Milwaukee, but it’s the city of Chicago where the beer made its name—literally. Not to be confused with the television channel that airs "Sesame Street," PBR was originally known as...
Several Ripley Entertainment attractions, including the Odditorium on Orlando's International Drive, will mark World Sword Swallowers Day with activities on Feb. 23. More than 20 sword swallowers will put on free shows. In Orlando, Chris Steele will be...
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — To the uninitiated, driving along 11th Street through the downtown of this northern Indiana community can be an unnerving experience. While most motorists are accustomed to sharing the road with bicycles, few have ever had the...
What's a weasel? It's an animal, of course, but in some parts of Montana you might put weasels on your ice cream - because some Montanans used to call M&Ms "weasels." And in the 1700s, when the nursery rhyme "Pop Goes the Weasel" was composed,...
What's a weasel? It's an animal, of course, but in some parts of Montana you might put weasels on your ice cream - because some Montanans call M&Ms “weasels.” And in the 1700s, when the nursery rhyme “Pop Goes the Weasel” was composed, everyone knew the...
Q13 FOX News OnlineOld School has been proudly serving up delicious frozen custard in the Puget Sound area since 2007. It is a smoother, creamier, and more flavorful than any super premium ice cream. And it contains fewer calories, too! At Old School frozen custard...
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By Rebecca Massie Lane Special to The Herald-Mail When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st, 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' that is all ...
When the lights were switched on at the Chicago World's Fair on May 27, 1933, the city was celebrating "A Century of Progress." By the time the last visitor left the park two years later, 48 million people had marveled at the displays, including General...
Shaped like a string of boxcars that tumbled off the CSX rail line, Chicago Ridge is a working-class southwestern suburb known for the regional mall that attracts shoppers like a magnet. Thanks to its abundance of modest multifamily housing, Chicago...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Last Greatest Magician in the World Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards Jim Steinmeyer Tarcher/Penguin: 377 pp., $26.95 It takes some courage to write the biography of a man the reading public has mostly forgotten....
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Times Staff And Wire ReportsMeinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz" and proclaimed that the Wicked Witch of the East was "really most sincerely dead," has died. He was 94. Raabe died Friday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla., after an apparent...
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