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 Train And The Free Canteen

[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/07DGeLvDw8I” autohide=”1″ rel=”0″] The free canteen for soldiers traveling by train across the US, is one of the many inspirational stories of WWII and is a captivating snapshot of support on the homefront. A grassroots effort across our country meant that trains were being met by volunteers who prepared and served free sandwiches, coffee, cookies, cakes, gifts, and they would give away magazines and other items, …

We’ll Meet Again

It’s something we all know but don’t think about, we are losing our most precious of generations at a staggering rate. The youngest of those stationed at Pearl Harbor when we were attacked in 1941, are now in their late eighties. Another decade and most that are still with us, will leave us. Please remember.. The old guy in front of you …