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Movie Memphis Belle

While the real B-17F Memphis Belle is now in the National Museum of the United States Air Force, this Belle starred in the 1990 film and is a very close copy of the real one.  The real Belle is one … Continue reading

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Coloring Eggs

Since I was a child Easter meant coloring eggs, a basket of candy and wearing a brand new extra special dress to church on Easter Sunday.  But what do eggs really have to do with Easter and where does the … Continue reading

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1967 Ford M151A1 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck)

In 1951 the Ford Motor Company was awarded the contract to develop new 1/4 ton 4×4 trucks to replace the old M38 series of Jeeps.  They first saw service in the U.S. Army in 1960 with production ceasing in 1982. … Continue reading

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1943 Ford GPW

In July of 1941, after a grueling trial and design competition initially won by Bantam, Willys-Overland Company was awarded the contract to produce a light, cross country recon vehicle ultimately named The Jeep. By October 1941, it became apparent that … Continue reading

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Pere Noel

Père Noël (French pronunciation: [pɛʁ nɔ.ɛl]), “Father Christmas”, sometimes called Papa Noël (“Daddy Christmas”), is a legendary gift-bringer at Christmas in France and other French-speaking areas, identified with the Father Christmas and/or Santa Claus of English-speaking territories. Though they were traditionally … Continue reading

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The Annie C. Maguire

Annie C. Maguire was a British three-masted bark (barque), sailing from Buenos Aires on 24 December 1886, when she struck the ledge at Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Lighthouse Keeper Joshua Strout, his son, wife, and volunteers rigged an … Continue reading

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Gilley’s Diner

Had we not just eaten we would’ve stopped here for lunch.  It was strange finding this here.  It looked as if modern times grew around it leaving it here on it’s own little space sort of like the guys house … Continue reading

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