According to Guinness World Records, the world’s tallest cut Christmas tree was a 212 ft Douglas fir erected and decorated at Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington in December 1950. It had 3,600 Christmas lights on it. It could be seen from 0.6 miles away.
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“1773” Boston Tea Party t-shirt: The History List Store George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade: Amazon Liberty! The American Revolution: Amazon Betsy Ross finger puppet and refrigerator magnet: Amazon “Revolutionary Superheroes” sticker:The History List Store “Old Battlefield” scented candle: WertherAndGray (Etsy) “History Nerd” mug with Benjamin Franklin quotes: The […]
Here are a few gift ideas for the history buff on your list! “Vote for Women” Pennant Pin: Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum (History List) History Nerd t-shirt with Susan B. Anthony: History List Little Ladies: Bold Women in Black History: Amazon Hidden Figures: Amazon U.S. Women’s Suffrage t-shirt: Yesteeyear (Etsy) Rad American Women A-Z: Amazon “Well behaved women […]
Soldier enjoying his Thanksgiving meal under a camouflaged lean to shelter. The photo is from a collection of William Caddell who served with the 5th Army Headquarters in North Africa through Italy. His scrapbook of Signal Corps photographs documents the Fifth Army from the Fall of Rome through the end of the war. This picture was taken […]
Photograph of Valentine’s Day school event for kids in Denton, Texas, 1942. In the image there is a group of students sharing a table to write cards to the left of the frame while on the right of the frame students sit in individual desks reading cards. In the background is a constructed “Valentine Post […]
Two boy, Lance, 9 (left), and Gary, 8½, of the Los Angeles Orphanage serenade two girls, Linda, 6 (left), and Connie, 6, with horns as the girls plug their ears with their fingers on December 21, 1951. The boys got the horns the day before at the annual Orphans’ party of Los Angeles Junior Chamber […]
Leading up to the holiday season, I’m highlighting gift ideas for the history buff on your list! Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey by Fred Minnick: Amazon A Salvage War: A Military History of the Civil War by Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – an easy way to carry […]