Saturday, August 13, 2022
historical image of a reaper

Find out how Cyrus H. McCormick developed the reaper and revolutionized grain farming in the 1800s.
train

The post office created the Railway Post Office (RPO) in 1869. Learn more about the innovations that made it possible and how it evolved over time.
levis

Learn how Levi Strauss Co. and Jacob Davis secured patent No. 139,121 for "a pair of pantaloons having the pocket openings secured by means of rivets."
arlington national cemetery

Learn who owned Arlington before the Civil War and how it came to be known as Arlington National Cemetery.
flag

Hugh Earnhart recaps the service of an American hero, William "Willy" Vaughan, of Austintown, Ohio, during World War II.
Farm Science Review beans

The land grant colleges teach agriculture, mechanics and military science. Learn how the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.
radio

WWI was a blessing for radio because the United States government suspended all patent disputes until after the conflict and pushed production forward.
1950 housewife

A new era of lifestyle had opened and suburbia appeared to be the best solution to the nation’s housing problem, following World War II.
meriwether lewis

Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery were the first white men to cross the western half of the U.S. in 1804.
sewing machines

Learn how the invention of the sewing machine led to the evolution of the American mercantile economy into the age of industrial capitalism.