Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

New York's most spectacular apartment building. The Navarro Flats was built on Central Park South at Seventh Avenue in the mid-1880s. By the 1920s it was gone.

148
9
1
Did you know - the most expensive penny is the 1944 Steel Wheat penny valued at $110K. #Infographic

Did you know - the most expensive penny is the 1944 Steel Wheat penny valued at $110K. #Infographic

390
53
1

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, magnitude 9.2, began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 143 deaths (9 from quake, others from tsunamis). Lasting nearly four minutes, it was the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history. Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, looking east from near Barrow Street.

47
5
2

Jiro Dreams of Sushi- An AMAZING documentary about an 85-year-old sushi master who has become a legacy in Tokyo for creating the world's most perfect sushi and is training his son to take over his legacy when he retires. Inspiring story that would be great for a family documentary night!

83
9

THE VIRGIN FORESTS OF WEST VIRGINIA. Southern Mountain State forests once contained giant hardwoods—oaks, walnuts and sycamore trees. Due to excessive logging in the 19th century, most of the virgin forests were logged-out and destroyed. — Image from WV and Regional History Collection, WVU Libraries

50
5
from AXS

The Latest On

Douglas A. Blackmon’s book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II, masterfully tells the story still unbeknownst to most about the re-institution of a form of slavery after to Emancipation through the 1940’s.

543
81
5

Polio peaked in the 1950's and some 33,000 Americans died or became crippled. Most of the victims were children. The virus works by infecting and destroying the brain stem.

114
22

On Dec. 4,  hundreds of veterans will muster at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The mission: To stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Most civilians who’ve never served in a uniform are gutless worms who’ve never been in a fight in their life,” Wes Clark Jr. declares. “So if we don’t stop it, …

9
2