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Thomas Dupuy, Editor-in-Chief
What if the coal was mining us - Coal Workers Exposé
Many coal workers are children of poor families obligated to work because their parents can not make enough money to take care of the hole family. Because the miners work in the mines from early morning to late at night they've had to give up on the benefits of school or the joy of playing outside, not even pure air.
The workers will die young because even if they get lucky enough not to be crushed by the roof falling on top of their head or getting hit by an explosion, the thick coal dust they have to breath will blacken their lungs until they can breath no more.
Teddy Taking out the Trusts
The Tampico incident
FOR SALE - Remington Typewriter Model 1892 now on the market. Beginning at $25. 175 Monroe St., Chicago, IL.
WANTED - Switchboard operator for telephone services. Average $10/h.
SERVICES - Mayor Samuel "Golden Rule" Jones opened free kindergartens in Toledo, OH. Improve conditions for the working class of this community.
WANTED - Public food conversation during "wheatless Wednesday " and "meatless Mondays." Brought to you by the National Food Administration.
SERVICES - All capable men between the ages of 21-30 are required by the Selective Service Act to register for the draft.
FOR SALE - "America's most famous dessert", Jell-O, is back with it's delicious 7 flavors. 10 cents a package in a grocery store near you.
WWI NEWS STORY
A film legend in the gold rush
Benny Leonard finally world lightweight champion?
"THE STATES" HISTORICAL FORECAST
THE GILDED AGE
Nickname: "The Tar Heel State"
Between the Gilded age and late 19's tobacco was in high demand and North Carolina was in charge of meeting the needs of the Americans.
PROGRESSIVE and IMPERIAL ERA
Nickname: "The Lone Star State"
During the Progressive era oil was a very demanded resource and Texas was the state to go to if you wanted to make an oil company.
World War I
Nickname: "The Green Mountain State"
After WWI Vermont's granite was used to make tombstones for the soldiers who died in battle. Most of the granite used to make the 400,000 plus tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery comes from Vermont.
Nickname: "The Garden State"
Even though New Jersey was one of the first stat to agree to the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) it wasn't really enforced. Because the people in New Jersey were already smuggling alcohol, when it was repealed by the 21st Amendment most breweries reopened almost immediately