The Daily Journal
Nolan Ruff; Editor-In-Chief
I Want You!
FOR SALE- The Brand New Flapper Dress and Make up Kit. Make you 5x prettier! Get it now! Any store near you.
WANTED- Male engineer willing to work on cable cars all day. 12 hour shift. Contact transportation center.
WANTED- Buy a liberty bond for a good cause. You're helping us win the war! Buy one now!
SERVICES- Mayor from Florida improves working conditions. Now others are following. What a great trend!
SERVICES- Any male between 21-30 that is willing to fight for our country. Contact your city hall.
The Great Bambino
Babe Ruth holds many MLB records. These include career home runs (714) , slugging percentage (.690), RBI's (2,213), BB (2,062), and OPS (1.164). Babe played outfield and was also a pitcher. He played 22 seasons in the MLB. He started out in Boston but was later traded to the Yankees where he is more well known for. Babe was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.
Lindbergh Soaring Through the Sky
"The States" Historical Forecast
The Gilded Age
Nickname: "The Granite State"
New Hampshire got their nick name because where ever you are at in New Hampshire, you will be able to find granite. The Old Man in the Mountain used to be a huge tourist attraction for the people. It was made out of rock. The "old man" was 1,200 feet above Profile Lake and was measured to be about 40 foot tall and 25 foot wide. The "old man" collapsed on May 3, 2003. It is no longer visible.
Progressive and Imperialism
Nickname: "The Lone Star State"
The Chisholm Trail is a very famous trail that is in Texas. It was a cattle trail that stretched from Texas and went all the way to Kansas. More than 24,000 people took the trail and mostly cowboys went on it. It went from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. In 1901, the Spindletop Hill erupted 150 feet in the air of oil. This lasted for 9 days straight. During this time, the oil field produced more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Since it was so easy to get, oil was 10 cents a barrel.
Nickname: "The Empire State"
Uncle Sam was on a propaganda poster and the name "Uncle Sam" came from a man named Sam Wilson and he was from Troy, NY. In the 1920's there was a New York City skyscraper competition. Wall Street had 70 stories, Chrysler Building had 77, and the Empire State Building had 102 stories. The cost to build the Empire State Building was around $41 million. The Empire State Building took one year and 45 days to build. Or 7 million man-hours to build. Visitor can see up to 80 miles into New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts on a clear day.
Nickname: "The Grand Canyon State"
On February 14, 1912 the US Congress admitted Arizona as the 48th State. The 7 Wonders of the Natural Word is located in Arizona. The Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon usually attracts around 5 million people annually. It is about 277 miles long and about 18 miles wide.
WWI News Story
Stop. They're Just Kids...
The women did not have the best of it either. They had to work long stressful hours with little pay. They would work in sweatshops. That is a lot of workers cramped in to one small space. Lets just say there is not enough room for all of them. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire is a perfect example. More than 140 people died because most exit doors were locked and only 10 people could go on the elevator at a time. The fire was significant. New state laws were passed that required new fire safety measures, factory inspections, and sanitation improvements. After this fire, the New York reforms became a model for the workplace nationwide.