Underground Railroad Signal Quilt During the 1800's the Log Cabin quilt pattern always used red as the center square to represent the heart or hearth of the home. During the Civil War they would color this block black and hang the quilt on the clothesline to signal runaway slaves that "This is a safe house."
Just two weeks after a Temple era seal was displayed to the public, archeologists continue to dig up breathtaking proofs of the ancient and never-severed connection between Jews and the Land of Israel. This time, the find is a 1,500 year old tiny stamp discovered near the city of Akko, bearing the image of the seven-branched Temple Menorah. The stamp was used to identify baked products and probably belonged to a bakery that supplied kosher bread to the Jews of Akko in the Byzantine…
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Oklahoma Ghost Towns
With a history full of Land Runs, Native American territories, Civil War battles and railroads, Oklahoma’s past is full of towns that sprung up overnight and faded away just as quickly. Whether you’re researching your family’s genealogy or are just looking to satisfy your curiosity, turn off the main road and discover the fascinating history of Oklahoma’s ghost towns.
The New York Central M-497 Black Beetle was an experimental jet-powered locomotive developed and tested in 1966. Two GE J47-19 jet engines were mounted on an existing Budd Rail Diesel Car with a streamlined front cowling. Test runs were held over the existing tracks between Butler Indiana and Stryker Ohio. The car reached a speed of 183.68 mph, still the light-rail speed record for the United States. The project was not considered viable. After jet removal the car returned to normal service.