old things that are awesome. especially for the History major. ;)
Abandoned tower on old Route 25, north of Bowling Green, OH. This was built to house water tank for livestock & people. Brick walls 18" thick helped to keep the water from freezing. The 1st floor had a boiler heated with natural gas piped from a well on the farm. There was a bathroom on the 2nd floor and an additional water tank on the 3rd floor, which caught runoff from the roof when it rained. There are many of these in NW Ohio. Often the rest of the farm is long gone but the towers remain.
Men waiting in a line for an opportunity at a job during the Depression, 1930.
On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.
One of the great shocking - 'where were you when it happened' - moments of the 20th century. The RMS Titantic sank on her maiden voyage on 15 April 1912, after hitting an iceberg. 1,517 people drowned. The investigations resulted in major changes to maritime law - including the universal use of 'SOS' as an emergency signal.
The Normandy American Cemetery - Normandy, France-My grandmother's brother, William Wallace Bogle, is buried there, he died in Brittany France on September 7, 1944, fighting in WWII. My father was named "Wallace" in memory of his uncle. I would love to be able to go and lay flowers on his grave, nobody in our family has ever been to the cemetery.
At 67, Emma Gatewood (1888-1973) became the first solo female thru-hiker of the 2168-mile Appalachian Trail. At 5’2″, she was also an unwitting pioneer of extreme ultra-light hiking, wearing Keds sneakers, carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, a plastic shower curtain for shelter, a cup, a first aid kit & one change of clothes slung in a homemade bag over her shoulder. She gathered wild foods on the trail, supplementing them with dried beef, cheese, nuts & sausages bought in towns along the way.