• The remains of the Kinzua bridge
    Pennsylvania,  Trains, Tracks and Stations

    Kinzua Bridge

    The Kinzua Bridge was hailed as the “Eighth wonder of the world”, when it was built in 1882. Back then it was the tallest bridge in the world. A record it only held in two years. The original bridge was…

  • Michigan,  Ships, Submarines and Harbors

    Monohansett

    A 49m long wooden bulk freighter, built in 1872, as a double decked wooden bulk freighter, and christened Ira H. Owen.It was built by Linn and Craig in Gibraltar, Michigan.In 1882 it was rebuilt as a single decked lumber carrier,…

  • Mines,  Oklahoma

    Bertha Rogers

    The Lone Star Producing Company’s oil exploratory hole, Bertha Rogers, was 9.583 metres deep, and the worlds deepest hole between 1974 and 1979, where the Soviet Union broke the record with the Kola Superdeep Hole. The drilling was done with…

  • California,  Ghost towns,  Mines,  Schools and Education

    Calico

    Established in 1881. Largest silvermine in California, by the late 1800’s More than 500 mines, and a population of 3,500 people. In 1896 the government decided to regulate the price of silver, by introducing the “Silver Purchase Act”, witch made…