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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Mark Twain, on a round-the-world trip

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Mark Twain in Music

A new music CD about Mark Twain is released in Missouri.

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The Gorey Details

Goreyphiles flock to Hawai'i for an exhibit of his dark-humored work.

Pittsburgh Railways streetcar 4398

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Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Low platforms helped passengers in getting on and off streetcars and resulted in decreased running times and fewer accidents.

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Impertinent Questions with John B. Hench

On how books were used as weapons.

Man reading poetry aloud

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Poetry Speaks

From Victorian times to the present, the accent has shifted from elocution to oral interpretation

Bilingual signage in Mel's Diner in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Mon Dieu!

Keeping French alive in Louisiana can be accompanied by great wailing

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The Beehive Archive

Utah listens to its own quirky history.

black and white photograph of Fort Shaw Indian School girls basketball team,1904

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World Beaters

In the early days of basketball, the girls from Fort Shaw Indian School took on all comers.

Image of Herbert Hoover

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The Politics of Food

How America kept Russia from starving.

Black Swan Records logo from 1921.

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Black Swan Rising

The brief success of Harlem's own record company.