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Fingerprints, Mugshots and Forensics: The Evolution of Modern Crime-Solving Techniques

There was once a time when it was possible to literally get away with murder.  This began to change in the 19th century.  That’s when fingerprints were analyzed, photography advanced enough to take pictures quickly and science acquired a new discipline, forensics.   Let’s examine the history of these three modern crime-solving techniques. Fingerprints: The Classification […]

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Josephine Cochran: History of the Dishwasher

Most of us rarely stop to think about the history of mundane things, such as our household items and appliances.  The dishwasher didn’t become commonplace in homes until the latter part of the 20th century.  However, the dishwasher has a history dating back more than 150 years.  What’s more, unlike many objects in your home, […]

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Bathroom and Kitchen Tech at the Turn of the 20th Century

In real estate, bathrooms and kitchens often make or break a sale. In the late 19th century, indoor plumbing was becoming commonplace, and homes were increasingly becoming electrified.  This meant that kitchens and bathrooms were, perhaps for the first time, an important consideration when buying or renting a home. Bathroom Tech When bathing and toilet […]

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Automobile: From Obscure Invention to War Tool

Contrary to popular belief, the automobile has been around for more than a century. The vehicles just didn’t become practical until about 100 years ago. The first automobile was developed in the 18th century and was steam powered. In the 19th century, the first hydrogen-powered car was invented and the first electric one was developed. […]

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Canadian Transcontinental Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway

Canada’s first transcontinental railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway, was marred by delays, financial issues and red tape. A transcontinental railroad had been promised to the colony of British Columbia to entice it to enter confederation. If the promise was not fulfilled, the province might choose to leave the dominion. A transcontinental railroad also was used a […]

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U.S. Transcontinental Railroad: Central Pacific and Union Pacific

The Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States were linked by transcontinental railroad after the end of the American Civil War. Completed in 1869, the railroad linked Iowa with San Francisco. It was completed by three railroad companies, the two best known being Central Pacific and Union Pacific. Although it linked California with the […]

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Smile and Say Cheese

Photography has come a long way in the past 200 years. It’s hard to believe in today’s age of the selfie, photo sharing apps and Internet photo albums that there was a time when a person might only have been photographed once in a lifetime. We forget that not that long ago, digital cameras, one-hour […]

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