Budding artists, take note! Through pictures, Stewart Buck, the railroad artist, gives us a glimpse into how a drawing goes from concept to completion. Click on the Play arrow button to view the slideshow; clicking on the right and left side of the slide will take you forward and backward, respectively. Clicking on the center of the slide will display [...]
Commuter blues As a graduate student at Iowa State University, I commute 3-4 days a week from my home in Boone, IA to campus — a distance of 20 miles roundtrip. This adds up to four or five hours a week on average that I’m in my car, and unable to do any of the reading, writing, or researching that my [...]
Before there was a city of Ames (in Iowa), there was a railroad depot. Ames can be said to have been founded in 1864 as the depot stop for the Cedar Rapids and Missouri River Railroad. The city of Ames was named after Oakes Ames, a Massachusetts state congressman who was influential in founding the Union Pacific Railroad as part [...]
My early life In 1915, I graduated from Ames High School in Ames, Iowa, and then attended Iowa State University where I studied mechanical drawing, combustion engines, and machine repair. What I really loved was flying. First licensed woman pilot I set out to become the first licensed woman pilot in Iowa. It took some time, but I finally got [...]
Dating back to the 13th century, women’s contributions to construction have been largely disregarded, but historians know that women were in fact working on construction projects and in building trades. In early historical times (13th-15th century), women were paid less and had fewer opportunities in construction than men. However, women could get some work, depending upon their social status. According [...]
Located in the ‘archaeological capital of the world,” the 600-year-old Inka Road was the most extensive transportation system in pre-Columbian South America.
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This 35mm film is reportedly the first ever taken and was shot in 1906 in San Francisco, California. The video shows a really interesting cross-sectioni of transportation: bicycles, trollies, streetcars, horse-and-buggy, walking, and cars.
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