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The Running Machine on Wheels

“You throw your leg over kind of like you are jumping on a horse with your feet, your toes just barely touching the ground, and you are able to achieve seven to eight miles per hour." It was the earliest version of the bicycle. Carey Williams, the national commander of the Wheelman Association explains how to use the Draisine, named after German inventor Karl Von Drais. He first took it for a spin on June 12, 1817.

Retrospectacle: Ahh, the Bell Bottom

Bell bottom pants have seen several reincarnations over the years. Passing from their place on ... more

Star-Spangled Banner Story

The American flag loomed large above a smoke filled Fort McHenry in 1814. The fort had held and ... more

Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days

In 1889, 25-year-old journalist Nellie Bly, inspired by Jules Verne novel 'Around the World in ... more
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