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Los Angeles Steam Plant No. 3

"The marvelous electrical development of Los Angeles has reached a climax in the installation of the great turbo-generator at Station No. 3 of the Edison Electric Company, on Avenue 23 and East Main street, and its accompanying equipment. It is three times the largest steam turbine unit on the Pacific Coast, and so vast in… Continue reading Los Angeles Steam Plant No. 3

Looking Back to the Days When our Connecticut Drummers Discovered What “Pep” Means to Business, by James A. Howard

How the C.C.T.A. Was Formed and What Its Gatherings Did to Promote Good Fellowship and Better Tactics of Salesmanship - Dinner at Babcock's Hostelry at Niantic and the Episode of the Watermelons Something to Remember - A Reminiscence Which Shows That "Pep" Gatherings of Today's Business Men Are Far From New "Forty one years ago,… Continue reading Looking Back to the Days When our Connecticut Drummers Discovered What “Pep” Means to Business, by James A. Howard

The League Give Their First Shore Dinner

Republicanism Triumphant - The League Give Their First Shore Dinner Last Night - Eloquent Addresses by N. D. Sperry and Others - All Are Confident of Success for the Grand Old Party The Republican League club held their first shore dinner last night at Hill's homestead at Savin Rock. About half a hundred members of… Continue reading The League Give Their First Shore Dinner

The Wide-Awakes of Connecticut: A Most Remarkable Scene

"Republicans of Connecticut... have at last awoke to a perfect realization of the fact that, if they desire to see their banner in the van of a victorious host in November next, they must work early and late, and not leave a stone unturned or a point unassailed, the removal of the one or the… Continue reading The Wide-Awakes of Connecticut: A Most Remarkable Scene

The Rail Splitter speech in New Haven, by Abraham Lincoln

"I am glad to see that a system of labor prevails in New England under which laborers CAN strike when they want to [Cheers,] where they are not obliged to work under all circumstances, and are not tied down and obliged to labor whether you pay them or not! [Cheers.] I like the system which… Continue reading The Rail Splitter speech in New Haven, by Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of a Vanishing Landscape, by Jonathan Turner

"A Connecticut-based photographer will present the culmination of 13 years of visits to Iowa in his first book, 'Iowa: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape,' at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Davenport Public Library's Eastern Avenue Branch. David Ottenstein, 57, traveled tens of thousands of miles and produced roughly 50,000 photographs, choosing 89 black-and-white portraits of… Continue reading Portrait of a Vanishing Landscape, by Jonathan Turner

New Haven Photographer David Ottenstein documents a disappearing era, by Michael Harvey

"The demolition of the Hyperion Theater was the turning point in the work of New Haven photographer David Ottenstein. In 1998 the old downtown concert hall, which in its opulent days had showcased everything from the music of Charles Ives to the Floradora two-act comedy, was collapsing and due to be razed. Architect Richard Turlington… Continue reading New Haven Photographer David Ottenstein documents a disappearing era, by Michael Harvey