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Chicago, 6ft above

The people from Chicago pride them selves, on what they call, their ‘never give up, look ahead’ attitude towards life. The say that the most notorious example of this came with The Great Chicago fire, which occurred on the 8th of octubre of 1871. 350 more words


Rich vs. Poor

Although the Eastern State Penitentiary was a hellish place, it seems that some people lived quite comfortably. If you take a look at the two pictures, you will see the differences immediately. 261 more words

Eastern State Penitentiary

The penitentiary is an awesome visit for anyone coming into Philadelphia. You can visit the cell were Al Capone was held in there from 1929-1930. The best time in my humble opinion to visit the penitentiary is in late September through October: TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS, (because a haunted house isn’t scary enough we decided to make a haunted prison) it’s a wild time from the beginning to the end. 39 more words


I just finished reading the book One Summer: America, 1927 by my favorite author, Bill Bryson. I found this book particularly interesting because my mother was born in February, 1927, so it helped me put the scope of her life in context. 265 more words


Movie Review Monday: The Untouchables

This week’s movie is 1987′s The Untouchables, starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, and Robert De Niro. The film dramatizes the historical events of Al Capone’s downfall during the Prohibition Era of American history. 238 more words


Al "Scarface" Capone

You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun

I am like any other man. 9 more words