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Public Telephone History

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Most people know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. But did you know that the first public phone was installed in 1878? And it came with a little something extra—an attendant! This was necessary because early pay telephones were not able to accept coins. How it worked was the attendant initiated the

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1957 Sears Christmas Catalog

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A Nostalgic Look at the Sears Christmas Catalog I recall growing up in the 1960s when one of the most anticipated events in the Christmas season was the arrival of the Sears catalog at our home. My brothers and I would take turns (honestly!) going through the toy pages and making our lists for Santa

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1957 Back-to-School Fashions

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Whether the start of school fills you with great excitement and anticipation or with a profound sense of dread, each year we must start anew. With a new school year comes the inevitable shopping trips for new school clothing. Store circulars fill the mailbox and are stuffed into the daily newspapers – it would be

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The Spaghetti Western

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From B Movie to Respected Movie Genre The Spaghetti Western is a film genre that originated around 1960. The genre encompasses movies with a Western theme that were made primarily by Italians, but has also come to encompass any Western made in continental Europe. The American Western had always been a favorite movie genre for

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