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PHOTO: Snoqualmie Falls, Generating Power for 100+ Years in Washington State

In the late 1890’s, Charles Hinckley Baker was employed as a civil engineer for the Seattle, LakeShore & Eastern Railroad, which operated a rail line that passed Snoqualmie Falls in the State of Washington. From the moment he saw the waterfall, Baker realized its potential for power generation. He convinced his father to…

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The Life and Times of a New York Drag Queen Turned Pasaquan Saint

Whenever he needed supplies, Eddie Owens Martin would dress up in drag queen regalia, open the doors of his beat-up old station wagon, and call his cats. Dozens would emerge from every corner of the yard and hop in for the short ride to Buena Vista, Georgia. In town, the cats would scatter…

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PHOTO: Mural Shows Life Along Historic Route 66

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Series of murals on buildings in downtown Pontiac, Illinois, depict life as it was during the heydays of Historic Route 66

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PHOTO: Mural in Pontiac, Illinois Celebrates U.S. Route 66

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Mural on the side of a building in Pontiac, Illinois celebrates the golden age of automobiles, as well as historic U.S. Route 66

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PHOTO: Giant Route 66 Mural in Pontiac, Illinois

Click on above photo to view it in large format: One of more than 20 giant murals in downtown Pontiac, Illinois that celebrate historic U.S. Route 66, which runs through the center of the city

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PHOTO: Abraham Lincoln Sculpture on Route 66 Trail in Pontiac, Illinois

Click on above photo to view it in large format: In Pontiac, a major stop along Route 66 trail in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln sculpture stands in front of the Courthouse where he often practiced law

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