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America’s National Parks: Preserved for Public Health

By Anne Rothfeld

The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial on August 25, 2016.  From Maine to Hawaii, the breadth of NPS includes parks, seashores, monuments, Indian reservations, and historic sites.  710 more words


Newark Athlete (1891): New Innovations, New Directions

In the spring of 1891, the Edison company conducted its final batch of experimentation with the Kinetoscope. The device would make its debut that May, and movie-making would finally wander out of the experimentation era and into the public consciousness. 426 more words


Antique 1869 Watch Movement Necklace

This beautiful, antique watch movement was made by the William Barrett Company, in London, in 1869.  This wonderful piece is under a simple coat of resin and hangs with a silver-plated bail and stainless steel chain.


A Simple Charity

Crusaders, activists, change agents; whatever you wish to call them, take up a cause and fight. Some people protest for justice or others race for cure. 877 more words


The Return of Classic Cocktails

The earliest known mention of the word “cocktail” dates from a 1798 issue of London’s The Morning Post and Gazetteer, however it wasn’t until 1862, with the publication of  347 more words

Food History

Mouth Pastils for Smokers (1873)

Take of

Fresh-roasted coffee (in fine powder) …. 1 1/2 ounce

Chocolate (do.) …. 1 1/2 ounce

White sugar (do.) …. 1 1/2 ounce

Vanilla… 64 more words