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Linda Speckhals

Linda Speckhals

Writer

When she’s not out walking her dog, or taking in a baseball game, Linda loves learning about history, science, and philosophy. She will travel wherever the wind may blow, and happily loses herself in a book, whenever she can. At heart, she is a music loving tree-hugger.

Peggy Fleming: Skating Her Way Into History

January 16, 2022

American figure skater Peggy Fleming performs a routine at the Olympics in Grenoble, ...

Charles Kuralt Shared Stories of Backroads America

January 12, 2022

Television broadcaster Charles Kuralt poses for a photograph with his film cre...

Rumors Of McCartney’s Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

January 8, 2022

28th January 1980: English songwriter and pop star Paul McCartney on his f...

The Brief Rise And Fall Of Dogpatch USA

January 4, 2022

Source: (Library of Congress). Starting on August 13, 1934, newspapers across America a...

Marianne Faithfull: Singer, Actress, Writer, And Surviv...

January 2, 2022

Marianne Faithfull photographed by Giancarlo Botti In Paris, France, i...

Bancroft And Brooks: The Story Of A Great Love

December 27, 2021

Source: (Reddit). Although it seems that so many Hollywood marriages end in divo...

A Christmas Story: The Film That Became An Unexpected T...

December 23, 2021

Source: (IMDb). The week before Thanksgiving in 1983, MGM released t...

The Beginnings Of The Isle Of Wight Festival

December 21, 2021

At the 1970 festival. Source: (Pinterest). From 1968 to 1970, the town of Newport ...

Andy Gibb: A Talent Gone Too Soon

December 19, 2021

Source: (IMDb). In 1958, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb formed what would become one of the p...

Angie Dickinson: The Star Who Transformed Television Ro...

December 11, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). Angie Dickinson was one of the most prolific ac...

The Red Power Movement: Native American Civil Rights In...

December 8, 2021

Flag of the American Indian Movement. Source: (Wikipedia), With the ...

Mel Brooks’ Farcical Take On The History Of The World

December 3, 2021

Source: (IMDb). In 1981, Mel Brooks wrote, directed, produced, and acte...

Cabbage Patch Kids: A Dark Tale Of A Doll

November 29, 2021

Source: (Tumblr). In 1978, the Little People were registered as collectibles with the...

Iran Hostage Crisis: From Its Origins To Its Aftermath

November 25, 2021

Iranian students climb the gates at the U.S. Embassy. Source: (Wikipedia)....

Troll Dolls: From Wood Carvings To Bestselling Toys

November 21, 2021

Christmas trolls. Source: (damworld.dk). Although most people tend to think...

Doctor Who’s First Incarnation

November 17, 2021

From the pilot episode. Source: (IMDb). On Saturday, November 23, 1963, the first episode of D...

Jane Goodall’s Journey

November 13, 2021

Source: (janegoodall.org). Jane Goodall’s path may have been different had her father given her a tedd...

Dana Plato: A Career Cut Short

November 7, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). Dana Plato was born Dana Michelle Strain on November 7, 1964. Her mother wa...

Children's Books Of The 1960s & 1970s

November 5, 2021

One of the many books to come out of the groovy era. Source: (YouTube). Children in the ...

What Kids Today Missed From Groovy Era Halloween Costum...

October 30, 2021

Bat Girl, St. Ann or Leia (?) and Wonder Woman. (Larry Racioppo, NYPL)...

Carnival of Souls: Creating Horror On A Low Budget

October 28, 2021

Source: (IMDb). In 1961, Herk Harvey was working for Centron, an industrial ...

How Woodstock Got Its Start

October 24, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). Woodstock was not created by individuals who had an expertise in music festiva...

Valley Of The Dolls: The Record Breaking Book Of The ‘6...

October 21, 2021

Source: (IMDb). Before there was 50 Shades of Grey, Jacqueline Sus...

It’s A Small World: A Long-lasting Ride With Good Inten...

October 18, 2021

PEPSI-COLA presents WALT DISNEY'S "it's a small world" a salute to U...

The Demolition Of Penn Station: Losing Historic Archite...

October 14, 2021

An aerial view of Penn Station from 1910. Source: (Wikipedia). Today...

CB Radios: When The Truckers’ Tool Became A Hobby

October 10, 2021

A trucker used a cb radio while driving a haul. Source: (Getty). Prior to t...

WKRP In Cincinnati: When Radio Was On TV

October 6, 2021

Source: (Reelgood.com). WKRP in Cincinnati was a delightful combination of music, sigh...

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" made its premiere on CBS-TV...

October 2, 2021

Opening title card. Source: (Wikipedia). After World War I, Alfred H...

Louise Fletcher: The Woman Who Brought A Villain To Lif...

September 22, 2021

Louise Fletcher with James Garner in Maverick. Source: (Wikipedia). ...

Mother Teresa Wins The 1979 Nobel Prize

September 18, 2021

Mother Teresa accompanied by children at her mission in Calcutta, India (Photo by Tim Gra...