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Charley Taylor ~ twice sold as a slave with his mulatto mother. First by his father and "owner," Alexander Wethers, of Lewis County, Virginia, to a slave-trader named Harrison, who sold them to Mr. Thornhill of New Orleans. This man fled at the approach of the Union army, and his slaves were liberated by General Butler...including Charley

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Nov. 7, 1940. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in Washington state during a windstorm sending the 2800-foot span into the Puget Sound.

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c. 1901.

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Amazing photograph!!! This man fought in the American Revolution under the command of General George Washington. A rare daguerreotype of Captain George Fishley, taken in 1850 when he was 90 years old.

“John, the Cook, baking slapjacks,” 1874. This photo is a great example of everyday life on a geological survey of the American West.

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Jan 3, 1863: James Love wrote about the Battle of Stones River in TN. Dec 31, 1862, Confederate forces attacked the Union army’s right flank, which included troops from James’s brigade. This map shows the position of James’ brigade in the lower left section. "Topograhical Sketch of the Battle of Stone's River near Murfreesborough, Tenn." From Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891–95. Missouri History Museum.

Children playing with Deutsche Marks after the collapse of the German economy following WWI. Photo taken in 1923.

The Pipers - Over a 1000 pipers died during WWI. These extraordinary men were sitting ducks as they went over the top to pipe their men into battle. Piper Harry Lunan was the last surviving piper and he said, “I just played whatever came in to my head, but I was worried about tripping on the uneven ground, which interrupted my playing. The enemy fire was murderous, the men were falling all around me. I was lucky to survive. Hearing the pipes gave the troops courage.”

Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.

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A car is shown submerged in ash in this May 20, 1980 photo from the Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington State. (AP Photo) #

Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery, pours out of upper windows of three-story storefront in Detroit during Prohibition, 1929” (Retronaut)

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