Category Archives: History

An Icon Reporter Arrives for Meeting


Yes folks, the entire office staff are running around the Rochester C_J_L bureau like crazy people. (J/K ) Mike Mounts has arrived via chopper at the Rochester bureau for meetings with the Chief and staff.

Stay tuned.

The Big Guy Flying in Rochester Bureau Meetings



Good evening folks! With all the activity regarding the eclipse and Pres. Trump and his agenda for tonight. The Rochester bureau is busy also.

The Owner,CEOr/Editor in Chief, Mr. Mark Ivy is flying in to Rochester to meet with Michael Mounts regarding him officially joining C_J_L, Rochester bureau. Mr. Mounts is an author, and well read man in today’s events and historical events also. I as G_M of the Rochester bureau think he’d fit right in.

Stay tuned.

Picture 1, Mr. Ivy Owner,CEO, Editor in Chief of CJL.
Picture 2, His private plane.

Eclipsing America

The last time a total eclipse was seen in the US of A was during Woodrow Wilson’s time in the Oval Office back in 1918.
It was the late 1280s when a total eclipse of the sun traversed the Americas the way today’s eclipse traveled.
Next time will be April of 2024, a scant seven years from now.
Question is:
Will President Donald Trump eclipse the headlines about the sun and the moon when he addresses the nation tonight at 9 o’clock with his Southern Asian Plan and what to do about Afghanistan?
The US continues to be bogged down in its longest war in the Graveyard of Empires.

Eclipse Day, The Rochester C_J_L Bureau

Good afternoon to the Chief at headquarters in Indiana, Heyseed at the Missouri Bureau, and Mike here with me at the Rochester Bureau.
These two pictures were taken back to back at 2:10 p.m. ET.
Picture 1 is facing east from the Bureau.
Picture 2 is facing west from the Bureau.

Ships

This is a replica of the Nina it was spotted by me south of Hannibal, Missouri on the Mississippi River headed for Wisconsin.

The Caboose and Its Life

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The “Caboose
They were started in the 1800’s. The little red car at the end of the train.
They were originally constructed in a makeshift, cheap way. A small cabin like structure was built on a railroad flat bed car.
Then as railroads progressed, expanded, the Caboose was modified and improved. The Caboose after modification became a custom shelter so to speak for the “conductor” and “brakeman” of the train.
It had a kitchen, sitting area, and bunks. And then with further modifications, it had an upper window built in, so the crew could see forward. I call it a “crowsnest” of a train. This was constructed due to boxcars being much higher and blocking the front of the train to the conductor, brakeman, lookout man.
By the time the 1920’s rolled around, there were 34,000 Cabooses in use on American railroads in the United States. But then like all things, things change with “time” and technology.
A small device which cost only a few thousand dollars could be attached to the last car on the train which could give the engineer all the information he needed to operate the train safely. Hence, the “Caboose” faded.
The Caboose’s life ended during the 1980’s.

Old Truck


This morning while working on an assignment, I saw this old jalopy. I love the old cars and trucks! Things certainly have changed through the years.

Antique Baby Carriage


Yes folks, while on a run today, I saw this piece of history. As you see, it’s in great shape for its age. I have no idea how old it is, but I would say at least 50 years old for starters.

From the 20th Century – A Real ‘Steam Shovel’


These days machines like this are designed much different and are called “excavators“. ¬†However, back in the day, these were called “steam shovels“. They were actually powered by steam.
As you can see by the sign, it has gone on the national registry.