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Los Angeles in 1946 – The Elevated City of Tomorrow

In the name of traffic relief for the business district of Los Angeles in 1946, the Plant Engineering Company submitted an idea to remove all street-level sidewalks and move them up to the second-story of buildings. The official report was named "Suggested Down Town Traffic Solution Program" and the pitch included some of the following advantages: "Pedestrians are taken off the stre... Read More »

Patton – The Tinkle Heard ‘Round The World

General George S. Patton was a brash, brave, and brilliant man. He was also (thankfully) one of our military leaders with the right stuff, in the right place, at the right time, to help win a war that had to be won. One example is when Patton assumed command of the U.S. Third Army in 1944, which under his leadership advanced farther, captured more enemy prisoners, and liberated more territory... Read More »