Michigan

Aperture Science

Posted by on July 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm

NOTE: Location is approximated. Post World War II era America experienced a golden age in science. Driven by necessity scientists unleashed the raw power of the atom. The Soviet launch of Sputnik sparked a race to send man to the moon. To maintain intellectual superiority  during the Cold War the US government contracted with many […]

Streetcars of Grand Rapids

Posted by on May 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

In this short video, Grand Rapids native and amateur historian Fred Quillin discusses the world-class electric streetcar system that used to drive the city economy. In the mid-20th century the automobile industry purchased the streetcars and dismantled them. In the video Quillin makes an impassioned plea to Grand Rapids voters to reinvest in a streetcar […]

King James Jesse Strang

Posted by on November 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm
Strangite Church

On July 8, 1850 James Jesse Strang was crowned King. To this day he holds the illustrious honor of being the only person crowned as a monarch on United States soil. Six years later he was shot in broad daylight in front of apathetic witnesses. Let’s rewind… In February, 1844 Strang becomes  a member of […]