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Grand Canyon Saved From Industrialization

It was a move to guarantee that one of nature’s masterpieces would not disappear under the industrialization of the West. Using a provision in the Antiquities Act, President Theodore Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring the Grand Canyon a national monument on January 11, 1908. It was later classified as a U.S. National Park by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.

Nylon: First Synthetic Fiber

Nylon became the world’s first synthetic fiber when it was introduced on October 27, 1938. ... more

U.S.S. George Washington: A New Threat From Below

“We must keep ahead of communist efforts, efforts to dominate the world. We must have missiles, ... more

Polaroid Camera

The Model 95 Land Camera went on sale November 26, 1948. Invented by Dr. Edwin Land, the Polaroid, ... more
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