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Significant American Military Aircraft

In the second century of powered manned flight, it is appropriate to step back and review the evolution of military aviation. How did the United States achieve its current dominance in the air? Many factors have played a role, innovations by aerospace engineers from many nations, the visionary ideas of a few individuals, and the […]

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The Gold Game

Tuscorora Nevada, a booming gold mining town in the 1860’s, stirs to life when prospector Desert Pete and aerospace finance executive Rod Stearman exploit state-of-the-art technology to recover millions the old timers never could. But when a Hazmat scare threatens to expose the operation, and a forensic accountant uncovers criminal activity in the aerospace company’s […]

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Once Around San Diego Bay

“One Lap Around San Diego Bay” gives San Diegans and visitors a guide to San Diego Bay along with the background to understand and appreciate their experience. San Diego boasts world class attractions: USS Midway, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Hotel del Coronado, that every first time San […]

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One Lap Around San Diego Bay

It’s a simple idea. Begin at North Island, as close to the Southern entrance to San Diego Bay as the Navy will let you, and at the same time, as close to San Diego Bay you can get. Then proceed around the Bay until you reach the end of Point Loma and the Northern entrance […]

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Alex’s Scrapbook

Alex Lakowsky A teenage boy’s high school year’s are difficult, no matter who the boy, where the school, or when they occurred.  His attending during the depression ending years – 1936 through 1940 – added unique economic conditions.  Going to school on the ethnically mixed South side of Chicago posed other problems for a Polish […]

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Power

Ben Clift’s business acumen not only made him the world’s richest man, but also created several of the world’s most powerful women. The technology he invented, and brought to market, is unsurpassed. His efforts in large-scale pollution removal, petroleum-free vehicles, coupled with his Amazon reforestation program, made him history’s greatest environmentalist. His support of community, […]

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WOW! This Looks Good

Trying new recipes is exciting, finding them exhilarating. Adventurous cooks endlessly clip and save new recipes, recipes they think look really good. When my pile reached a foot high, I knew it was time to do something … the answer is this cookbook. A collection of recipes, presented just the way they were piled in […]

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Somehow Different

Over a period of nearly 80 years members of the Lake family have been taking pictures, some 70,000 or more.    No matter the format – prints, slides, or digital – or the subject matter, they were all lovingly converted to digital so that they may once again be seen, this time in print, on computer […]

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Orofino Miss

Shelby Tyler,in her seventeenth year,will leave the only place he’s ever lived,Orofino Idaho, and venture to Brazil for her senior year in high school.  These brief photo-essays are designed, first, to help her get through her inevitable homesickness, and second, to tell her sponsors a bit about her, her town, and a sampling of the United […]

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Orofino Girl

Kylie Tyler, in her seventeenth year, will be leaving the only place she’s ever lived, Orofino Idaho, and venture to Italy for her senior year in high school. These brief photo-essays are designed, first, to help her get through her inevitable homesickness, and second to tell her sponsors a bit about her, her town, and […]

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