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A Highflying Time Machine

11/30/11
Airplane enthusiast Addison Pemberton recovered an airmail plane that crashed into a mountain in 1928 and has restored it to all of its ... tags: americana Boeing design North America pioneers turned millionaires pop culture smithsonianchannel

Pioneers Turned Millionaires - A Highflying Time Machine

11/30/11
Airplane enthusiast Addison Pemberton recovered an airmail plane that crashed into a mountain in 1928 and has restored it to all of its ... tags: americana Boeing design North America pioneers turned millionaires pop culture smithsonianchannel

Pioneers Turned Millionaires - Fixated by Flight

11/30/11
It was William Boeing's obsession with getting a ride in one of the brand new flying machines of his day that lead to the foundation of his ... tags: americana Boeing design North America pioneers turned millionaires pop culture smithsonianchannel

Trashopolis - The Treasure Hunting Mudlarks

11/30/11
Today's 'mudlarks' are treasure hunters in the rubbish, finding historical artifacts in centuries-old waste. tags: architecture culture Europe garbage infrastructure london smithsonianchannel

Trashopolis - London: Sneak Peek

11/30/11
More than a trashy novel, London's garbage tells tales of romance, adventure and tragedy. tags: architecture culture Europe garbage infrastructure london smithsonianchannel

Pioneers Turned Millionaires - How to Make Money in a Gold Rush

11/21/11
Thousands rushed to California to find gold and get rich quick, but the people who actually made their fortunes were the merchants who ... tags: americana California design forty-niners gold. Gold rush Levi Strauss North America

Pioneers Turned Millionaires - The Truth Behind the Levi's Legend

11/21/11
Often forgotten, fabled, and mythologized, the true origin story of Levi's jeans is a simple tale of the perfect business partnership. tags: americana California design forty-niners gold. Gold rush Levi Strauss North America

Trashopolis - Sharing Toilets with Friends and Evil Spirits

11/21/11
Passing around the communal sponge made a visit to ancient Rome's public toilets both a social event and a hazard to your health. tags: architecture culture Europe Ghosts infrastructure poop Rome

Trashopolis - Rome: Sneak Peek

11/21/11
For thousands of years the Eternal City of Rome has been a battlefield, a timeless struggle between beauty and trash. tags: architecture culture Europe infrastructure smithsonianchannel sustainable Trashopolis

Pioneers Turned Millionaires - The Tonquin's Fiery End

11/14/11
When his ship mysteriously disappeared, Astor's expansion to the West Coast came to an end. Archeological evidence and the oral history of ... tags: americana design Henry E. Steinway Henry J. Heinz John Jacob Astor Levi Strauss North America

Pioneers Turned Millionaires - New York, by Astor

11/14/11
As New York City changed from a tiny town to a modern metropolis, John Jacob Astor influenced the layout and planning of the city to ... tags: americana design Henry E. Steinway John Jacob Astor Levi Strauss North America pioneers turned millionaires

Trashopolis - The Dog Doo Police

11/14/11
Enforcing Paris' recent dog doo laws is no easy task -- these sanitation inspectors have to stake out the streets and chase down delinquent ... tags: culture Europe France European Union infrastructure Napoleon Paris smithsonianchannel