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Electric Cars in 1908?

Electric cars are suddenly the cars of choice. Baker Motor Vehicle and Columbia Automobile Company are making some of the most popular models. Oldsmobile and Studebaker start life as successful Electric Vehicle Companies. The first car dealerships are exclusively for…

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Crocus Focus

In modern gardens it is spring-flowering crocuses that capture our imagination. Small wonder when they provide weeks of vivid colour, which brings whole stretches of the garden to life. They are among the easiest and most carefree of spring bulbs:…

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A Free Ferry to Manhattan

Lars Rockne was working on something to be proud of - and waiting for the family he had left behind in Norway. It was 1893 and Chicago, where Rockne had settled, was abuzz with activity surrounding the upcoming World's Fair. Rockne…

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The Simple Life

Believe me. I'm no expert on the subject of the "simple" life.  You might say it was thrust upon me. A little thing like overexpansion can do that to you. So I decided to live within my means, appreciate natural…

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