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Jones Act Battles Bootlegging

Prohibition didn’t keep the American public from importing, exporting or consuming alcohol. Instead, it helped spawn an underground industry that would make millions. The war between the dry and wet crusaders would last over a decade. In a final effort to crack down on the widespread alcohol distribution, the U.S. Congress passed the Jones Act on March 2, 1929.

The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

It was its first and last flight. Howard Hughes piloted the 200-ton “Spruce Goose” to lift ... more

Number Please

"Operator, I'm calling Chicago. Dearborn-two-four-six-eight-two. My number is Main-six-nine-nine-one-three." ... more

Bill Remembers: Ellis Island

Bill Kurtis looks back on the landing spot that greeted o so many weary travelers seeking a new ... more
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