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Hoovervilles

Hoovervilles

Hoo•ver•ville - n.A crudely built camp put up usually on the edge of a town to house the dispossessed and destitute during the depression of the 1930s.- Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.The stock market crash in October 1929, deepened a devastating depression that had affected the nation for nearly a decade.

Why There's No Such Thing as a 1983 Corvette

Why There's No Such Thing as a 1983 Corvette

With its rare production models, classic racers and intriguing concept cars, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, can awe even casual car buffs. Indeed, amidst all that automotive flash, a seemingly normal plain white model on display from the car’s fourth design generation—“C4” to the Corvette cognoscenti—might not raise a pulse.

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, capital of Connecticut and seat of Hartford County, is at the head of navigation on the Connecticut River, 38 miles from Long Island Sound. It became prosperous from whaling and developed into the country`s most important insurance center.Dutch immigrants set up a trading post where the Park River flows into the Connecticut in 1623, and they built a fort there in 1633.

Evolution & Human Origins

Evolution & Human Origins

We bring you all the latest news and discoveries relating to human origins and evolution. The more fossils that are unearthed, the more researchers admit that there is much that is still unknown about the evolution of humans.

Destroyed Bridge on the Loire, 1944

Destroyed Bridge on the Loire, 1944

Destroyed Bridge on the Loire, 1944 The original 1944 caption describes this as one of the bridges across the Loire destroyed by the US 9th Air Force to prevent the Germans moving reinforcements to Normandy. However it most closely resembles the bridge over the Loire at Gennes (now Gennes-Val de Loire), which connects the south bank of the river (right) to the Ile de Gennes (left), which still has the same field pattern.

Plans of Orion Class Battleships

Plans of Orion Class Battleships

Plans of Orion Class Battleships These plans show the Orion Class battleships of 1910-1911, the first British dreadnoughts to carry all of their main guns on the centreline and the first to use 13.5in guns. The four ships of the Orion class (Orion, Conqueror, Monarch and Thunderer suffered from the poor location of the tripod mast, behind the forward funnel.