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July 14, 2007


Keep_moving Historic Highways. (Thanks, MN)

Teton Dam Failure. The Teton Dam, 44 miles northeast of Idaho Falls in southeastern Idaho, failed abruptly on June 5, 1976. It released nearly 300,000 acre feet of water, then flooded farmland and towns downstream with the eventual loss of 14 lives, directly or indirectly. (Thank you, Chris)

A lenghy wikipedia article about the Japanese American Internment. (From KvO)

A Hooterville was the popular name for a shanty town, examples of which were found in many United States communities during the Great Depression of the 1930s. (From Nava Koresh)

Bush's favorite role model is, famously, Jesus, but Winston Churchill is close behind. The president admires the wartime British prime minister so much that he keeps what he calls "a stern-looking bust" of Churchill in the Oval Office. "He watches my every move," Bush jokes. These days, Churchill would probably not care for much of what he sees. Why Winston Wouldn't Stand For W. (Thanks you, Bill)

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Hooverville = 1930's shanty town.

Hooterville = 1960's TV town.

But you already knew that . . .

Posted by: Tom McMahon at Jul 15, 2007 7:25:26 PM