1940: State Payroll Is Cut

The state payroll was cut in the last half of 1939.

2011: Items Of Historical Interest

Here are a few little snippets of historical things I’ve come across in the past month or so. (Many are from BoingBoing.net.) How the Oregon Trail came to be in 1971. No, not the real-life one, the awesome educational video game kids tried to finish keyboarding early for in order to play. A rail zeppelin…
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1939: Cuddly, Cheery Santa

Now this is a cheerful, happy Santa!

1939: Business Women Prepare

Yes, there were business women in 1939.

1939: Source Of Anxiety Is Not Abroad But At Home

The source of anxiety was not abroad but at home in 1939, according to this Daily Globe article.