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How long would it take to travel from Missouri to South Africa in late 1890s?

Six weeks The journey would have consisted of three parts: St. Louis–New York by train, New York–Cape Town by steam ship, Cape Town–Johannesburg by train. St. Louis–New York This was a well-...
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What train route did the 200 inch Hale telescope mirror blank take from Corning NY to Pasadena CA in 1936? Did it go through or near Elmira NY?

Details of the transportation of the mirror blank can be found in several other places. The first is also at CalTech, with a nice 35-slide show of various stages of the transit. These include slide 2 ...
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How dangerous were the streets of Brooklyn in 1924?

An article on another web site provides some more information concerning this sign. The article on Brownstoner.com "How the Death-O-Meter Helped Brooklynites Promote Street Safety in the 1920s&...
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What train route did the 200 inch Hale telescope mirror blank take from Corning NY to Pasadena CA in 1936? Did it go through or near Elmira NY?

Part One) Possibly the father's story was a lie or a false memory. Part Two) Possibly the father actually didn't live in Elmira in 1936 but lived somewhere else that was on the route from Corning to ...
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