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Monday, October 06, 2014

I've been bit



Yesterday, gas at this station was $2.95 a gallon. About 24 hours later they upped it to $3.35 a gallon. Unbelievable!


You took down your sign. Was it something I said?

* 1914: Through Mohammedan Spectacles.

* Ten years after Maytag closed its doors in Galesburg: The Last Refrigerator:

Ten years ago on this day in September, the last Maytag refrigerator moved down the assembly line in Galesburg, Illinois, a quiet little city of 32,000 on the western edge of the Rust Belt. Workers signed the white appliance with a black Sharpie as it passed, said their goodbyes, and left to start new lives.
In that same spot, a century earlier, a few dozen men hammered out steel plowing discs in a little brick workshop for nearby prairie farmers. A sprawling patchwork of buildings swallowed the old workshop in the postwar years and, by the early 1970s, the factory buzzed with the work activity of nearly 5,000 people. Called “Appliance City” by some, it supplied millions of appliances each year to America’s kitchens. Today, a decade after the shuttering, the autographed refrigerator sits in the Galesburg Antiques Mall. The former Appliance City site—the size of over 40 football fields packed together—is now mostly rubble and weeds.

Lots more than that there. Read the whole thing. Please.

* Springfield geeks will love this downtown time lapse, by Dave Heinzel, shot over the course of a year.

* Rich Miller has something to say to the Rolling Stones.

* And I've been tossed around..........

Posted by Marie at October 6, 2014 9:15 PM