Recently, we found a folder tucked away at the back of a file cabinet in the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Department.
Who’s the guy on the old $10,000 note (Salmon Chase, note no longer printed)? Is America on the gold standard (NO, not since June 1933)? What’s the origin of the term “greenback” (a U.S.
A funicular railway or incline railway is a short railway located over a steep incline and operates by a cable wire and pulley system in which two tram-like cars on parallel rail tracks almost counter balance each other. As one car goes up, another goes down. This railway system becam
One of the many special and unique items at Central Library is a collection of ASE books. Armed Services Editions, popularly known as ASEs, are pocket-sized books made for and distributed to American servicemen around the world during World War II.
Our next selection is Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand; the amazing true story of Louis Zamperini, a local Italian-American from Torrance who ran in the 1936 Olympics, survived 47 days on a life raft after his plane crashed in th
On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the year, breaking his own record of 59 set in 1921 and setting a mark that would last until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. He hit it off Tom Zachary, a 31-year-old left-hander pitching for the Washington Senators.