Month: August 2014

Chaotic Streets

In 1912, the streets were a chaotic mix of streetcars, wagons, horses, and more and more automobiles. That year alone, the industry produced 356,000 cars and 22,000 trucks to add to the already crowded roads. There was very little regulation.

Posted in American History Kids, automobile, New York

Old Mansion, Old Ghost

British Colonel Roger Morris built the mansion in 1765. George Washington used it as his headquarters in 1776. He also dined here in 1790 with John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Yet few things in the house’s long history were as

Posted in ghosts, New York

Al Capone and the Ghost of a Gangster

In 1929, Chicago gangster Al Capone was caught by police carrying hidden weapons. He wassentenced to eight months at Eastern State Penitentiary. Capone had so much power that he ran his illegal businesses from his richly decorated cell. The Philadelphia

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