BURLESQUE QUEEN MISS ZORITA WALKING HER SNAKE Miss Zorita began performing at stag parties at the age of fifteen and eventually became a famous burlesque queen. Her routines often included the use of snakes, and her most remembered was called “the consummation of the wedding of the snake.”
The Orphan Trains | The Children's Aid Society, started to give the 30,000 street children of NYC a chance of a better life by sending them west hoping people would care for them, as they would gain extra farm hands, It it considered the beginning of the foster care system in the USA
Mary Todd Lincoln reveled in the social life of Washington. She spent copious amounts of money remodeling the White House and on extravagances like 300 gloves in 4 months and a 2500 dollar carpet. These shopping sprees landed her 6000 dollars over her 20,000 dollar Congressional limit. Some historians explain her shopping sprees as symptoms of bipolar disorder. Her spending was so bad that it was even an issue in the election of 1864.
Legend has it that In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide. A Paris pathologist ordered a plaster death mask of her face. Ironically, in 1958 the anonymous girl’s features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie, on which thousands of students have practiced CPR. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”
In the small town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, Route 61 takes an unexplained detour; a “Keep Out” sign straddles the original highway. Ignore the warning and you'll arrive in the abandoned town of Centralia, where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962 when residents accidentally ignited a vein of anthracite coal. Despite efforts stop the fire it still burns today and could burn for 250 years. Some houses still stand but most have been demolished. 'Silent Hill' was based on this town
Oh..how hard it must've been for them all. Dad is giving son a drink and Mom is studying a map. Note the boy's arm in a sling and oh, all those teensy little shoes & feet. God bless them. I hope it all turned out great for them. July 1936. "Drought refugees from Bowman, North Dakota, in Montana." En route to Oregon or Washington.