Sunrise Photo of the Twin Towers during construction - This photo, taken at sunrise in 1972, is a rare and beautiful look at the towers under construction the year before the WTC’s ceremonial opening on April 4, 1973.

Sunrise Photo of the Twin Towers during construction - This photo, taken at sunrise in 1972, is a rare and beautiful look at the towers under construction the year before the WTC’s ceremonial opening on April 4, 1973.

The Ingalls Girls - Mary Ingalls seated, Laura Ingalls (Wilder) right, and little Carrie Ingalls (Swanzey) left (colorized version)

The Ingalls Girls - Mary Ingalls seated, Laura Ingalls (Wilder) right, and little Carrie Ingalls (Swanzey) left (colorized version)

Molly Brown House, Denver, CO - was built in the 1880's and is famous for it's previous owner, the "Unsinkable Molly Brown". Once set for demolition, it has been preserved and restored, and now serves as a museum.

Molly Brown House, Denver, CO - was built in the 1880's and is famous for it's previous owner, the "Unsinkable Molly Brown". Once set for demolition, it has been preserved and restored, and now serves as a museum.

Instead of eating the hardtack he was issued, this Union soldier made a frame for his tintype portrait. Just one of 500 Civil War artifacts you can explore in the new book, "Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection."

Instead of eating the hardtack he was issued, this Union soldier made a frame for his tintype portrait. Just one of 500 Civil War artifacts you can explore in the new book, "Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection."

"Among the sprawling cemetery’s 110,000 graves" at the Salt Lake City Cemetery are 11 Mormon prophets, ... colorful characters such as gun-slinging bodyguard Orrin Porter Rockwell and the 'swearing elder' J. Golden Kimball; and well-known pioneer women, including Ellis R. Shipp, one of Utah’s first female doctors, Jane Manning James, the first black Mormon pioneer woman, and Amelia Folsom Young, Brother Brigham’s 25th — and purportedly favorite — wife." Caption from link

"Among the sprawling cemetery’s 110,000 graves" at the Salt Lake City Cemetery are 11 Mormon prophets, ... colorful characters such as gun-slinging bodyguard Orrin Porter Rockwell and the 'swearing elder' J. Golden Kimball; and well-known pioneer women, including Ellis R. Shipp, one of Utah’s first female doctors, Jane Manning James, the first black Mormon pioneer woman, and Amelia Folsom Young, Brother Brigham’s 25th — and purportedly favorite — wife." Caption from link

1878 - Orrin Porter Rockwell, bodyguard of Joseph Smith, lawman, and Utah folk hero, dies in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 65.  He was a boyhood friend of the Prophet Joseph and joined the Church soon after it was organized.

1878 - Orrin Porter Rockwell, bodyguard of Joseph Smith, lawman, and Utah folk hero, dies in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 65. He was a boyhood friend of the Prophet Joseph and joined the Church soon after it was organized.

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