Railroads and Manifest Destiny. However, it recently occurred to me that the railroad truly made America in a deeper and more profound way. What first came to my attention with the effect of a light bulb switched on were the relative dates for two key events: Asa Whitney [first] submitted his plan for a Pacific railroad to Congress through his representatives in January Sullivan — in an essay about Texas , but with reference to “the railroad”. Whether they will then attach themselves to our Union or not, is not to be predicted with any certainty.
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Amelia was the second child of the marriage, after an infant stillborn in August Alfred Otis had not initially favored the marriage and was not satisfied with Edwin’s progress as a lawyer. Early influence U. Postal stamp honoring Amelia Earhart A spirit of adventure seemed to abide in the Earhart children, with the pair setting off daily to explore their neighborhood.
The items of militaria shown below can be viewed in our on-line shop complete with full descriptions, photographs and prices. (B.E.F.) Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.). In good used condition with some very minor moth damage.
On Wednesday Barnes, of Daventry, Northamptonshire, was jailed for nine years after he admitted manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court. Judge Melbourne Inman QC said: Stuart Hutchings, 22, died after his motorbike was ploughed into by David Barnes, 28, following a 60mph chase around residential streets ‘Culpability in cases where the driving of a vehicle has caused death can vary very widely and be reflected in a number of different offences. Stuart Hutchings, 22, died after his motorbike was ploughed into by David Barnes, 28, following a 60mph chase around residential streets Tragic: Mr Hutchings left behind a long-term partner and nine-week-old baby ‘As your counsel rightly pointed out at 60mph you would travel 27 metres in one second.
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A rich relative, hitherto unknown, has died in Africa leaving millions of dollars unclaimed. An African “lawyer” wants you to inherit – but you first have to pay fees via Western Union. Fake money picture often sent by the fraud criminals. These are what they call “trunk boxes”. The criminals will send junk mail using anonymous e-mail addresses they picked up from Yahoo, Hotmail, Myway, Netscape and other mail service providers.
Stereograph Viewing. When I was a kid, my dad who was a physician showed me one fascinating way to view stereographic images [a pair of pictures that simulate the distance between your two eyes].]. The examples we used were three-dimensional depictions of molecules, but it works with any stereo image.
The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This one is made of solid bronze and awarded to native bearers and servants; it has two clasps, the Tirah and the Punjab Frontier This medal is in excellent condition but all the naming has been erased; but both clasps are correctly attached and it comes on its original ribbon. A very fine medal, a superb gap filler. Original American civil war period black leather ammunition pouch.
It has been well used but remains in pretty good condition for its age. The inside still has the fabric compartments for the shells, there is wear here, some of the fabric has worn through, due to use. Pre XCII 92nd Gordon Highlanders Uniform Cross Belt Plate Beautiful solid brass badge which comes in wonderful original condition although there is light wear to the high points, long lugs both in tact, measures 3.
This is the 20 Mark example, part of a pad of certificates this is the last one, it comes in fair condition with a small tear on the right hand side. Victorian Owl Pounce Pot. A delightful Victorian desk item, many mistake these as pepper pots, but they are in fact Pounce pots or sanders. They held a fine sand and when you had finished writing with you old quill or ink pen, it was sprinkled over the page, to stop the ink from blotting.
This one is made of old Pewter in the shape of a wise old owl with glass eyes.
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The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. A scarce and interesting trio comprising of the star with contemporary Mons bar correctly named to Pte. He landed in France on the 27th August Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division and took part in the following engagements;
LNER Kl Class No at Alnwick station with the branch train to Alnmouth on 10th May G.F. Bloxham. front cover. Backtrack through the looking glass.
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Yet during the eighteenth century, the only schooling that the sons and daughters of non-commissioned officers would have received was in cursing and fending for themselves and, if they were girls, making themselves useful by washing and sewing for their father’s soldier comrades. Although regimental schools were increasingly being established, with senior non-commissioned officers initially doing the teaching, these were originally intended to teach illiterate recruits how to read, write and calculate.
But then because many of those illiterate recruits were army children, the realisation dawned that the regimental schools might as well start teaching these soldiers-in-the-making, and their future wives for many army daughters later ‘married into’ the regiment while they were still young. And occupying army children with schoolwork and needlework also had the advantage of keeping them out of trouble!
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World Military Collectables aims to provide a range of original, quality militaria items from the major combatant forces Drawing on the combined experience of over 50 years in the world of militaria, WMC will seek to present a regularly updated selection of items from the Victorian era to the Second World War. Predominantly featuring items from the First and Second World Wars , from medals , to uniforms, ephemera to aviation, all backed by a money back guarantee.
We attend many of the major militaria shows in the UK where we would be more than happy to acquire single items or collections similar to those on the site. Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force B. In good used condition with some very minor moth damage. Deep melton fabric body with bullion piping and a high quality bullion PAVO badge on scarlet. Fully lined with a plush sweatband which appears to be worn in reverse and in excellent, moth free condition.
Staffs and probably 6 Troop, 5 Commando. Grouping consists of medals , Burma Star, Defence and War medal with original box Birmingham address and slip, various photos showing groups probably in Burma and a large panorama shot showing men at Commando Basic Training Centre Achnacarry in
They failed to persuade Fulham Football Club to adopt the ground as their home after a dispute over the rent, so Mears considered selling to the Great Western Railway Company, who wanted to use the land as a coal-dumping yard. There is an unconfirmed story regarding the incident that claims Mears was on the verge of selling, and was being persuaded by his colleague Fred Parker not to, when Mears’ scotch terrier bit Parker on the leg.
Parker took the incident in good spirit so Mears, impressed by this, decided to take his colleague’s advice and found a new football club to play at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were denied entry to the Southern League following objections from Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, so instead, applied for admission to the Football League.
Their candidacy was endorsed at the Football League AGM on May 29, , with a speech by Parker, which emphasised the new club’s financial stability and its impressive new stadium and team playing an important part. Blue shirts were adopted by Mears, after the racing colours of Lord Chelsea, along with white shorts and dark blue socks.
The Editors of this magazine, which does not set out to be profound, have been highly successful in capturing material both from professional locomotive engineers (who very sadly are a shrinking breed), from senior railway managers, and from people like Andrew Dow who enjoyed priviledged access to railways at an early age.
Colonial era[ edit ] In , Puritans and Congregationalists in the Massachusetts Bay Colony , were dissatisfied with the rate of Anglican reform, and sought to establish an ecclesiastical society subject to their own rules and regulations. The Massachusetts General Court granted them permission to settle in the towns of Windsor , Wethersfield , and Hartford which is an area now known as Connecticut.
On January 14, , a set of legal and administrative regulations called the Fundamental Orders was adopted, and established Connecticut as a self-ruling entity. By these settlers had started new towns in the surrounding areas. Roger Ludlowe , framer of the Fundamental Orders, purchased the land presently called Fairfield, and established the name. The name “Fairfield” is commendatory. He was on that errand, with a few others from Windsor, afterwards joined by immigrants from Watertown and Concord.
Joseph Judson , who were both appointed as a committee by the Colony of Connecticut. The following is a list of towns created from parts of Fairfield.