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Thank you for starting this thread Rix- it's like a time capsule. Nice picture- have you seen the movie, The World's Fastest Indian? Sir Anthony Hopkins played Burt Munroe who raced his 1920 Indian Scout bike and set a record despite odds being against him.
I'm enjoying the heck out of this thread, too, Rixster! History has always been my favorite subject, because I figure it's the only way to understand the present. I can't get enough of it, and definitely would like to see your WWI pics!
So, the sound was more important to you than the pride and satisfaction of providing deeper love, nobler life, greater happiness and restful peace to those you love? I see. I've heard about guys like you.
And I so enjoy the info that you add to the thread, Robert. Oddly enough, I was kind of a dud when it came to History class. The one thing I remember the most about it was that Mr. Zottola allowed us to listen to piped in music while we got a jump start on our homework before class ended. I can still hear the title song to The Good The Bad And The Ugly playing in my mind's ear, while acting like I was doing the homework. lol Thankfully I have since developed a real interest in WWI and all things past.
Anita King, stunt- and racecar-driver, and the first woman to drive alone across the US (from LA to New York in 1915), traveled to Seattle to open the new Emporium Theatre.Here she is after a 72-foot fall in her car:Her cross-country trip was made in a stock KisselKar with Firestone tires. She was "accompanied only by a rifle and six-shooter." Still the Wild West hahaha.I was unable to find the Emporium but Seattle had around 50 theaters so I guess it's not surprising.
HMS King Edward VII was sunk on this day in 1916. Hit a mine. All aboard but one were pulled off.
Another women, mostly forgotten until recently, completed a cross country journey a decade earlier was Helga Estby a Norwegian immigrant living near Spokane, Washington. Trying to save the family farm she took up a newspaper offer to be the first woman to walk across the USA. She made it with one of her daughters but didn't get the money (sponsor refused to pay and said she missed deadline,) the family lost the farm, two of the children she left at home had died, and she was shunned in her community (abandoning her husband etc) and she became a suffragist.
Yeah Norwegians are (or were) great ones for shunning.
I'm presently being shunned by my Norwegian neighbor. It's brutal. It's like being banned from BellGab except I still get to drive by his house and preen.
Hahaha just knock on my door with akvavit and pickled herring and we'll forget all about it.
I just remembered, he's an addict who hates fish. See above, re: "brutal"Historically, my one-way shunnings are strictly temporary. I hope he reads this someday. Dumbass!
Oh. A Norwegian who hates fish has lost his soul. I'd shun him for that.
Eureka!I'm gonna get a bottle of akvavit and a bottle of pickled herring, then replace the liquor with water and add the liquor to the herring.Barring civil catastrophe, I'm actually going to do this. It should be great. Anyone got a GoPro I can borrow? Now I gotta learn how to edit video. BRB.
I think you should put the herring brine in the akavit bottle and vice-versa. Definitely film it. Even on your smartphone.
Second photo down is a dead ringer for Trixie Anderson, I'm a thinkin'.
Have you checked out Dan Carlin's podcasts of Hardcore History? He has a GREAT series about WWI. http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/Blueprint for Armegeddon.
Recorded 100 years ago, today.
No, but it sounds great and I will certainly try to listen to the guy. I like his voice and that's a big positive right there. Thanks, Grav.
His shows stay out there for free for some period of time, and then they get stuck behind a pay wall, so if you want to listen to them in the future, I recommend downloading them.
Wait a sec. That's 1906, not 1916! Here, I arranged a quick and dirty cover-up for you: