Fifties Flashback: Hoop-De-Do!

During the 1950s, Richard P. Knerr and Arthur K. “Spud” Melin manufactured slingshots, boomerangs, and paddleballs in their Wham-O toy factory in the Los Angeles suburb of San Gabriel.

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Remember What Labor Day is All About

As you fire up your grill one last time for the summer, remember that Labor Day is about more than barbecuing.

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COVER STORY: They Were Stardust, They Were Golden: The Reality of Woodstock 1969

Half a century ago, in an atmosphere redolent of cow manure and marijuana smoke, 500,000 young people came together on the hillside of a farm in New York state.

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Fifties Flashback: Mr. Disney’s ‘Black Sunday’

July 17, 1955, was intended as an invited-guests-only, media-oriented day to celebrate the long-awaited opening of Disneyland.

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Fifties Flashback: It’s a Mad World After All

In Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice remarks to the Cheshire Cat, “I don’t want to go among mad people.”

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March Used to Be the First Month of the Year

Before the ancient Roman calendar was updated to include the winter months of January and February, the year started with March.

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Fifties Flashback: The Cat with 10 Million Lives

“Write me a story that first-graders can’t put down.”

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