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This is why I say history is so important to know. To appreciate what we have, we have to know where we've been.

This is why I say history is so important to know. To appreciate what we have, we have to know where we've been.

The Hotel Astor on Times Square circa 1916. Note roof garden and, at lower right, the elaborate marquee for the film "Civilization." (George Grantham Bain Collection.) The building, at 1515 Broadway and West 44th Street, was demolished in 1967 and replaced by, in the words of one architecture critic, a "hideous tall office tower," 1 Astor Plaza, whose crownlike top is a familiar sight from across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

The Hotel Astor on Times Square circa 1916. Note roof garden and, at lower right, the elaborate marquee for the film "Civilization." (George Grantham Bain Collection.) The building, at 1515 Broadway and West 44th Street, was demolished in 1967 and replaced by, in the words of one architecture critic, a "hideous tall office tower," 1 Astor Plaza, whose crownlike top is a familiar sight from across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

Because of the overpopulated city, Chicago was raised over 4 feet in the 19th century to build its sewer. This greatly impacted the cleanliness on the city in a positive way.

Chicago Was Raised Over Four Feet in the 19th Century to Build Its Sewer

Because of the overpopulated city, Chicago was raised over 4 feet in the 19th century to build its sewer. This greatly impacted the cleanliness on the city in a positive way.

postcard - old new york - 1898 - wall st - looking west from pearl st toward trinity church on broadway

postcard - old new york - 1898 - wall st - looking west from pearl st toward trinity church on broadway Love pictures of how things looked a long time ago.

Snowday for me!! This is our third snowday in a row this week!! >>>> only three!

God Is Good, This I Know

Cahokia, Illinois, United States      Few Americans realize that we have the remains of a lost ancient civilization right here in the United States – in Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. The Cahokia Mounds Historic Site is all that is left of an indigenous civilization of the Mississippian culture, settled around 600 CE.

Lost Civilizations: 12 Societies that Vanished in Mystery

Cahokia, Illinois, United States Few Americans realize that we have the remains of a lost ancient civilization right here in the United States – in Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. The Cahokia Mounds Historic Site is all that is left of an indigenous civilization of the Mississippian culture, settled around 600 CE.

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