Falling Granite

Thousands of flatcar loads were needed to move distinctive pink granite to the Texas Capitol for its construction in 1886-87. The granite was donated, so when a load fell off along the way, it was left in place, where it still is today: ~Thanks to Steven Polunsky for this post Advertisements

April marks 90 years of publishing for Arizona Highways magazine

April marks 90 years of publishing for Arizona Highways magazine Travel along with the magazine Arizona Highways with a tribute edition that will highlight nine decades of outstanding travel journalism.  The editorial staff of the magazine has drawn upon the magazines roughly 1,100 issues pulling together an anniversary edition featuring words, photos, ads, maps, art…

Classic video of the month: Aerobus by Parks Inc.

This month brings us a classic corporate video presenting the Aerobus.  It is a suspended monorail that runs from a suspended cable.  This video is one of many transit videos that feature the narration of George Takei (Mr. Sulu from Star Trek).  The technology is an interesting concept that has yet to be implemented on…

Classic book of the month : The Box

Following our previous post on barrels, here is our classic book suggestion, this time on the shipping container. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson was published in 2006. The book tells the great story Malcom McLean, who perfected the shipping container, the ever…