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A Toast to History

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Toast is a staple breakfast item that is simple to make with the use of a toaster. However, before the invention of the electric toaster, it was a time-consuming task. Hand sliced bread would be held with a long metal fork or in a metal frame held over a flame. As wood and coal stoves […]

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The “Train of Tomorrow”

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While traveling by train through Glenwood Canyon, Cyrus Osborn of the General Motors Electro—Motive Division came up with the idea of a panoramic dome. This would allow train passengers to see all around them while traveling by rail. While similar ideas had been thought of before, none were successful until the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy […]

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We’re Not Lion!

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Today is National Cat Day, which was created to encourage adoption of cats. However, we’ve decided it would be fun to share a story about a type of cat that should not be adopted – the mountain lion. Other names that can be used for this large cat include cougar, puma, and catamount. Mountain lions […]