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Well, “Jell-O” There!

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Jell-O is a cheap product that can be found gracing the shelves of grocery stores. However, gelatin was once a time consuming and arduous task, generally only served by hostesses if they had a staff. Calves’ feet had to be boiled for hours, the fat skimmed off, the liquid strained and flavored, packed into a […]

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Corporal Arthur L. Morgan

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Corp. A. L. Morgan Co. E. 37th Engrs. Am. Ex. Force France I am stationed here for a few days, but the country furnishes us a good time especially the old buildings… Lovingly, Arthur (Vertical in center) Note the castle. We have been thru it. Postmarked December 28, 1918, this postcard was sent by Arthur […]

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A Mammoth Discovery

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Woolly mammoths have long captured the imagination of the public. Woolly mammoths lived over 2 million years ago, the last species to emerge from the mammoth family. Mammoths first appeared around 5 million years and died out around 11-12,000 years ago…with a few exceptions. A group of mammoths on St. Paul Island, Alaska did not […]

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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 […]