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The Pullman Company Strike resulted in Labor Day

Cruising the past: Labor Day is a symbolic end of summer and resulted after a bloody strike against The Pullman Palace Car Company. Founded by George Pullman, his company manufactured railroad cars in the mid to late 1800s through the early decades of the 20th century, during the boom of ... Read More »

Cruising The Past looks at one of the great movie palaces. The largest ever built in Los Angeles. Sid Gauman’s Metropolitan.

Stage of the Paramount Theatre Los Angeles. Cruising The Past examines social history and looks at one of the great movie palaces. The largest ever built in Los Angeles.  Sid Grauman’s Metropolitan. Left: As the Metropolitan Theatre, Right: As the Paramount Theatre. Sid Grauman’s Metropolitan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles ... Read More »

Website of the Month – The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – The Future of Our Past – Featuring infromation about The Baltimore Mail Steamship Company

Website of the Month – The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – The Future of Our Past… Cruising the Past salutes The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – with a visit to their excellent coverage of The Baltimore Mail Steamship Company. Gjenvick-Gjønvik is one of the largest private archives of historical documents from the 1800s through ... Read More »

Sinking of the Titanic and the Titan – coincidence?

Cruise History: The sinking of the actual RMS Titanic and the fictitious sinking of the Titan.  Was it coincidence? Art doesn’t just imitate life — sometimes it anticipates it. Fourteen years before the RMS Titanic was built, the American Morgan Robertson wrote a novel called Futility or The Wreck of ... Read More »