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GOODBYE 1929: The Death of the Roaring Twenties. HELLO 2011: The beginning of the second great recession a.k.a. “depression”…? History does repeat itself.

Pictured here are seven sections of the California Limited ready to depart from Los Angeles for Chicago in 1929. A “section” meant an extra train.  There were six extra all-Pullman trains leaving Southern California — a total of seven trains, with over a 1000 passengers, and nearly 100 pullman, dining ... Read More »

THE S.S. PORTLAND STARTED THE ALASKA GOLD RUSH!

Cruise and Social History: The S.S. PORTLAND started the Alaska Gold Rush! On July 17, 1897, the steamship Portland arrived in Seattle from Alaska with 68 miners and a cargo of “more than a ton of solid gold” from the banks of the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. This ... Read More »

SS CONTE BIANCAMANO – Italian Line History

SS CONTE BIANCAMANO The SS Conte Biancamano (Italian for “White Hand”) was a Lloyd Sabaudo Line ocean liner built in 1925 by William Beardmore and Company in Glasgow, Scotland, to service the transatlantic passenger line between Genoa and Naples, Italy, and New York City. Her maiden voyage was a destined ... Read More »