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A Brief History On September 10, 2022, we have the pleasure of reviewing a new History oriented board game for you!  Called Trekking Through History, this game is different than most others and provides a unique board game playing experience for those weary of electronic video games. NOTE: Dr. Zar, the owner of this site, received a free review copy of this game for the purpose of reviewing it on his site.  Dr. Zar’s father, Major Dan, is the author of this review. Digging Deeper One of the key features of the game is its “game cards,” with each card…

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A Brief History On June 27, 1985, US Route 66, known as “The Main Street of America,” was officially taken off the list of US highways. Established in 1926, it was the main road from Chicago to Los Angeles (Santa Monica). Spawning a hit song (by Nat “King” Cole) and a hit television series, this route was the American highway, at least until superseded by the Interstate Highway System. It survives (barely) today in pieces as “State Route 66” in some states and as stretches of a “National Scenic Byway.” We previously discussed “10 Iconic American Things You Do Not…

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A Brief History On March 22, 1978, Karl Wallenda of the famous “Flying Wallendas” family of risk takers and circus performers, tragically died during a daring high wire stunt, falling to his death from a high wire strung between 2 hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Digging Deeper Born into a circus family in Germany in 1905, Karl founded the troupe that became “The Great Wallendas,” a name that was changed in the 1940’s when the popular press kept referring to the family by the “Flying Wallendas” tag.  The original crew included Karl, his future wife, his brother Herman, and…

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A Brief History On April 16, 1910, Boston Arena opened for the first time, an indoor ice hockey arena that is still in operation, the oldest such building still operating.  We use this occasion in sports history to list 8 of the really old and great sports stadiums, arenas, venues, or whatever you want to call them, but only those that still exist.  All but the last are still in use.  As always, feel free to tell us of places we “should have” listed or if any we listed do not deserve mention. Digging Deeper Boston Arena, 1910. Although the…

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A Brief History Gambling is one of the oldest vices in the world. We probably should not even call it a vice – it is a hobby, and one that is enjoyed by millions of people all over the planet – but for as long as it is existed, there have been as many people opposed to it as there have who’ve partaken in it. Depending on where in the world you are as you read these words, you might be free to take part in it whenever you please, or you might face the prospect of prison time for…

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