March 20, 2015

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Devastation of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

What a horrific scene showing San Francisco after the terrible 1906 earthquake, which killed about 3,000 people and destroyed 80% of the city. The top photo is a panorama of the city and the bottom is a view of The Call...

Babe Didrickson – Greatest Female Athlete Ever

Babe Didrikson never pitched in a Major League Baseball regular season game, but on this day, 81 years ago, she pitched a single inning in an exhibition game for the Philadelphia Athletics against the Brooklyn Dodgers. That’s a really big deal. Though,...

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I Can See 1890s Detroit From Canada

This is a lot better than Sarah Palin’s “I can see Russia from my house” (which she probably didn’t say). Well, you really can see Detroit, across the Detroit River, from Windsor, Canada, and in this 1890s photo, it is...

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1868 Bird’s-Eye View of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Now this is an amazing piece of history. This is a beautiful old lithograph showing Grand Rapids as it looked just after the Civil War. Brad, this one’s for you too. Enjoy. 1868 bird’s-eye view of Grand Rapids Source: Library...

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Titanic Photos in Amazing Color

You never see Titanic in color, except if you saw the DiCaprio movie in 1997. Well, we stumbled across these amazing colorized images on Buzzfeed. Bow of the Titanic Titanic leaving port Titanic under construction Source: Buzzfeed & Retronaut Check out more...