Category Archives: local economy

Muhlenberg, Kentucky. The Loss of Paradise.

Paradise….. a folk song Commonly associated with folk lore, folk music is known for story telling. Originating in popular culture, folk songs are passed down from generation to generation, often with words or their meaning changing in the retelling. Historically … Continue reading

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Preserving History – through old buildings

The winter homes of T. Edison and H. Ford There are towns and cities worldwide that have preserved the homes of important persons of historical significance. These museum homes promote respect for those that lived in prior times. The town … Continue reading

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Thomas A. Edison: Botanical Research

The Final Experiment Thomas Alva Edison’s 1928 rubber project represents a major advance in modern research on producing materials from renewable resources. More than 17,000 plants were tested in Edison’s quest for latex. Thomas A. Edison is an outstanding genius … Continue reading

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A Perilous Situation in the Everglades

Restoring correct water flow in the Everglades is of vital importance Red tide; millions of dead rotting fish cover the shoreline. A massive bloom of toxic neon-green algae; millions of tourist revenues lost. Retreating mangrove estuaries; leave coastal communities more … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hale

Hale. (HAH- leh). Hawaiian word for house. Ancient Hawaiians lived sustainably and recognized that human civilization is an integral part of the natural world. If the human community is to survive, the natural world and nature must be preserved and … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – architecture and abandonment

 Chaco Culture National Historic Park is remarkable. The canyon’s breathtaking architecture has drawn visitors from around the world. A thousand years ago Chaco Canyon was the center of a phenomenal culture. Monumental public architecture was constructed with rocks, mud, stone … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – some Great Houses

The Chaco Phenomenon was an instance of a rapid jump in culture. Huge three-and four-story houses built with exquisite stonework, and containing hundreds of rooms were built by people that only a short time prior were living in underground pit … Continue reading

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