Plagues have always been with us. Here's an instance from 1905.
What was this exotic mystery germ? The answer is here.
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Original article here.
Source of B&W image
(in back page advert section).
If this ad were selling bottled elk urine, I'd buy the stuff. Luckily, the product actually sounded beneficial.
Source of text.
The Saluda Grade
is the steepest section of railroad in the USA. There have been numerous horrific tragedies involving runaway trains here. But this propaganda-cum-safety video from Southern Railway makes the whole affair seem a candidate for our boredom contest.
This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.
So very very timely......
Not a single stereotype about African-Americans left unexplored!
A haunted country-music club? Just visit Bobby Mackey's Music World
in Wilder, Kentucky.
Fittingly, the most famous ghost, Pearl Bryan,
has her own ballad.
I love these charming bits of history that reveal a more eccentric America, where things were more fluid, creative and wild.
More info here
And here's what the bustling center of the Republic and its citizens look like today.