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A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars

1940's

A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars

A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars - 1945

1945’s March of Progress, produced by the Key System, a privately owned streetcar system owned by business magnate Francis “Borax” Smith, lays out a selective albeit fascinating historical view of a growing California. Take a trip from the early years of Spanish missions and Gold Rush boomtowns to the modern era, where cities like San Francisco […]

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Arctic Ice Cap Adventure

1950's

Arctic Ice Cap Adventure

Newsreel: Arctic Ice Cap Adventure - 1957

ARCTIC ICE CAP ADVENTURE From the forbidding frontier of the arctic icecap at the top of the world, come rare films made by a task force of army engineers. Amid eternal snow and cold, military and civilian personnel are finding out how to erect settlements on the icecap. How to conquer an area vital to […]

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Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

1930

Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

Jimmie Rodgers in The Singing Brakeman - 1930

In 1930, Jimmie Rodgers was probably one of the hottest Americana pop artists in America. Five years later, he would be dead. Born in 1897, a native of Mississippi, Jimmie Rodgers, along with the Carter Family, would influence generations of country musicians to come as the Blue Yodeler with songs like “In the Jailhouse Now,” […]

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