Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into The Fall Classic and an Ice Cold Beer

The Fall Classic and an Ice Cold Beer

It used to be that the World Series would be over by now. It’s more cider time where we are. But Major League Baseball these days is first heading into the World Series after playing a few rounds of playoff baseball. Here is a classic ad, narrated by Mel Allen,  that reminds us what baseball Read Article

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into New Crowdsourcing Project: A Museum of Beer

New Crowdsourcing Project: A Museum of Beer

Why do we have big, fun museums for Football, Baseball, Rock & Roll, etc, but not for Beer? Shouldn’t we-beer lovers everywhere-come together to build a comprehensive, interactive, entertaining, educational site dedicated to All-Things Beer? That’s exactly what we’re doing with Brew: The Museum of Beer. So reads an introduction to a press release we Read Article

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into Insurance Company Home Office Turned Museum Chronicles Local Heritage

Insurance Company Home Office Turned Museum Chronicles Local Heritage

The Town of Wawanesa, Manitoba has a fascinating and important history. Beginning in the early 1880s, when the first settlers began trickling in, leading to incorporation as a village in 1909, and up to the present, they have developed a history that has displayed an industrious, productive and vibrant community. For example, the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. is a Read Article

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into A Shrine to the Most Canadian of Donuts

A Shrine to the Most Canadian of Donuts

I’m trying not to be much of a junk food person, with varying success depending on when you ask. But I am still a junkie for the history of junk food places and their role in creating popular culture. In the states the first McDonald’s is considered a landmark. So too is the first place Read Article

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into The House of Tomorrow Gets A New Tomorrow (Via WBUR)

The House of Tomorrow Gets A New Tomorrow (Via WBUR)

The “House of Tomorrow,” designed for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair’s Century of Progress Exhibition, was named a National Treasure this week by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. When it was built it was one of the most innovative and influential buildings in modern architecture, filled with the latest technology and appliances. But it’s Read Article

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into The One Parking Meter Town

The One Parking Meter Town

It is now over  three decades since the first release of “On the Road with Charles Kuralt” (Putnam, 1985), which was based on the long time popular series on CBS Television. This posting is part of an occasional series re-visiting places Kuralt visited back then, but seem to have been overlooked and forgotten over time. Read Article

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into “Broomcorn Capital of the World” & Home of the Lawn Rangers

“Broomcorn Capital of the World” & Home of the Lawn Rangers

It is now over  three decades since the first release of “On the Road with Charles Kuralt”, which was based on the long time popular series on CBS Television. This posting is part of an occasional series re-visiting places Kuralt visited back then, but seem to have been overlooked and forgotten over time. Arcola, Illinois Read Article

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Journeys Into A St. John’s Ice Caps Fan – At Least for A Year

A St. John’s Ice Caps Fan – At Least for A Year

This year I have become a St. John’s Ice Caps fan. Now a farm club for the Montreal Canadiens, the AHL club will be leaving town after this season – for a new arena in Laval, Quebec. The move was not surprising, as the Canadiens positioned the IceCaps to be a temporary solution until the Read Article

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Journeys Into 50 Years Ago: Bobby Orr’s First NHL Game

50 Years Ago: Bobby Orr’s First NHL Game

We missed the actual anniversary by a day, but the event was important enough to note – even if late. It was on October 19, 1966 that Bobby Orr played his first NHL game. The game was played at the Boston Garden and the opponents were the Detroit Red Wings. Interestingly, the game was also Read Article

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