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The Butcher Boy (1917)

Director: Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle; Cast: Roscoe Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Josephine Stevens, Arthur Earle

Playing the role of a butcher in a general store, Fatty Arbuckle falls in love with a cashier and goes to great lengths to win her favor. 55 more words




Now if the above launch looks a little familiar thats because she has appeared here before under the name some ‘Sea Devil’.

Owner Greg Billington purchased Sea Devil from Brent Gribble, who, with his father Peter, owned her this past 8 or so years. 316 more words


100 years ago: Gerald Cecil Burton enlisted

On this day in 1916, Gerald Cecil Burton, a fireman, signed up in Toronto. He stated that he was born in Deseronto on July 29th, 1897. 249 more words


vintage everyday: Old Photos of Daily Life of Nicholas II, the Last Tsar of Russia, in the 1910s

Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia’s role in World War I led to his abdication and execution. 76 more words

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The Hotel Clarendon & aviator Glenn Curtiss, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1911

Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States.
In 1871, Mathias Day Jr., purchased a 2,144.5 acre tract on the west bank of Halifax River. 683 more words


Riding those old Texas rails

What does the Texas Railroad Commission do? These days, nothing related to these amazing historical images of the state’s trains and tracks.

Austin American-Stateman reporter  174 more words


BBC - Future - The killer flood made of molasses

Nearly 100 years ago, a Boston neighbourhood was swamped by a tidal wave of molasses. Veronique Greenwood looks at a design defect that created a bizarre – and deadly – flood. 9 more words

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