Saturday, June 27, 2015
Journeys Into Another Song of Summer, circa 1962

Another Song of Summer, circa 1962

It came from England, but to me it was one of those All-American (Canadian) songs of vacation time in the early 1960’s – often trips to Canada. “Stranger on the Shore” was written clarinetist Acker Bilk for his then young daughter. He first named the tune “Jenny” after her, but was later changed when used Read Article

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Journeys Into Saving An Amusement Park by Moving It Into An Overlooked City Area

Saving An Amusement Park by Moving It Into An Overlooked City Area

It’s a different type of move – counter to decades of changes. But an amusement is being taken apart and being moved into a nearby city. Two local businessmen in Albany, New York, Jeffrey and Reid Sperber, who are brothers, have taken the unusual step of buying a long-standing area amusement park and moving it Read Article

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Journeys Into “Hot Rods of Sod”

“Hot Rods of Sod”

We seem to be in such a hurry. Rush hours during the week. Racing of all kinds over the weekends. Whether it’s cars, horses or humans, racing is popular – seemingly without end. This weekend sees yet another race – but this one is rather unique. It is the World championship Rotary Tiller Race taking Read Article

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Journeys Into Celebrating Being a Railroad Town

Celebrating Being a Railroad Town

Throughout its history, Galesburg, Illinois has been heavily linked to the railroad industry. The state’s first railroads to connect Quincy and Chicago (the two largest cities at the time) went straight through Galesburg, as did the late 19th century Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. Though the old stations have been closed down, citizens of Read Article

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Journeys Into A Place for Champions of Seed-Spitting

A Place for Champions of Seed-Spitting

For over 60 years they’ve been spitting seeds – watermelon seeds – in Luling, Texas. The event is the “World Champion Seed-Spitting Contest, and it’s part of the annual Watermelon Thump. This will be the 62nd year of the festival, which will have music, events and, of course, watermelon.Organizers say this year’s crop will be Read Article

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Journeys Into Whether it’s “Duct” or “Duck”, Ohio Community Celebrates Its Tape

Whether it’s “Duct” or “Duck”, Ohio Community Celebrates Its Tape

Duct tape or duck tape is cloth- or scrim-backed pressure-sensitive tape often coated with polyethylene. There are a variety of constructions using different backings and adhesives. One variation is gaffer tape designed to be cleanly removed, while duct tape is not. Another variation is heat-resistant duct tape useful for sealing heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC) ducts, produced because Read Article

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Journeys Into Celebrating the Midnight Sun

Celebrating the Midnight Sun

They won’t be getting much sleep up in Fairbanks, Alaska this weekend. For one thing, it’s light outside for much of the day as the longest day of the year approaches. Moreover, since they are going to be up anyway, folks celebrate the occasion with the annual Midnight Sun Festival. This next week marks the Read Article

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Journeys Into A Day of Freedom

A Day of Freedom

June 19 is Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 19, 20157:55 pm
Friday, June 19, 2015
Journeys Into The Iron Horse Remembered

The Iron Horse Remembered

Lou Gerhig was born on June 19, 1903. It’s been almost 75 years since Gerhig’s death but he is still associated as a man of dignity. He hit 493 homers, knocked in 1,990 runs, and sported a .340 batting average. His 184 RBI’s in one season is an American League record. His 23 grand slams Read Article

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Journeys Into Don’t Call Him Irresponsible

Don’t Call Him Irresponsible

He wrote the song, but Sammy Cahn was anything but irresponsible. He was a prolific composer, songwriter, lyricist and musician. He is best known for his romantic lyrics to films and Broadway songs, as well as stand-alone songs premiered by recording companies in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He and his collaborators had a series Read Article

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