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Palouse Falls State Park and Pullman

A couple weekends ago Geoff and I had a day off together and headed over to Pullman for a WSU vs Arizona basketball game. On the way over we stopped at Palouse Falls State Park. 386 more words

This week in history: Wealthy American industrialist and railroad sleeping car builder George Pullman was born on March 3, 1831

Pullman is chiefly remembered for inventing the railroad sleeping car. However, he also built one of America’s first company towns, the town of Pullman, Illinois, where thousands of workers built the sleeping cars. 672 more words

Yesterday & Today

I wish it would go on forever - Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman

Lee Scoresby and trusty daemon Hester crash-land their newly-acquired hot air balloon onto an island. Almost immediately he finds himself embroiled in the politics and tensions between big companies, tradesmen and the giant bears he sees everywhere. 279 more words

Book Thoughts

UW vs. WSU Basketball Game Photos

The UW vs. WSU game was very exciting to photograph. This one came down to the wire with UW winning by 3. Here is a gallery of my photos: … 34 more words

Photography

PHILIP RANDOLPH PULLMAN PORTER MUSEUM RE-LAUNCHING EFFORT TO COMPLETE NATIONAL REGISTRY

Black Pullman Porters captured on  train                                                                                             Pullman Porters or roller skates  1940

.    . . . OF ALL PULLMAN PORTERS AND OTHER BLACKS IN RAILROAD HISTORY… 610 more words

City

Pulling Into History....

In 1879 White industrialist George Pullman bought 4,000 acres of land just South of Chicago. He spent the next ten years building a fully-functional independent “factory town” for wanderers and otherwise unskilled laborers to make a life within.  375 more words

Race And Racism

Pullman collects nearly $8 million in donations before Obama visit

Residents fighting to preserve the Pullman neighborhood cheered President Barack Obama in Chicago on Thursday as he designated the factory district a national monument after an announcement of nearly $8 million in local donations to support site projects. 135 more words

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