There was a city called Leominster, and in this city there was one word; plastic. What we know as plastic products we take for granted today would not exist without the creative and hard working minds of these Leominster factories. You have to understand that during these times it was…


Before you begin reading this, one may ask how I began writing this story. It all started with me observing my surroundings, and asking if and how we could improve our situation. Instead of just accepting reality I decided to question it, and that through this premise it would make…


Your typical “70s boat” that was retired when emissions standards killed the big block engine.

There is something about the classic automotive which has always perplexed me. How did our elders survive in a world filled with leaded gasoline, clouded smoggy streets, and polluted rivers filled of raw sewage? I’ve read many books and articles on automotive history, but I seldom read about the politics…


What I am about to write about is perhaps one of the most unpopular opinions to hold in the 21st century. If you ask most anyone today they would say that you are an authoritarian or “war monger”. How could you support forcing anyone to fight in war, when you…


*This will be a part of a three part series on American victorian architecture and an economic and political history of what is shaping housing. This will be part 3 that focuses on the history of exterior paints. To view part 1 click here.

A typical multi-colored paint scheme plan you can find on a victorian style period American home.

When looking up at a towering…


*This will be a part of a three part series on American victorian architecture and an economic and political history of what is shaping housing. This will be part 2 that focuses on the interior of older homes. To view part 3 click here.

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Dette er en historie, jeg udfordrede mig selv til at skrive om i nogen tid. Hvis du er en babyboomer, kan du huske at tage en ekskursion til en af ​​disse. Da jeg voksede op i New England, hørte jeg ofte historier fra mine slægtninge om de store atomkraftværker, der…


*This will be a part of a three part series on American victorian architecture and an economic and political history of what is shaping housing. This will be part 1 that focuses on history and community activism. View Part 2.

There is a great phenomenon happening today, and that is…


1949 Chesterfield advert featuring Hollywood actress Joan Crawford for upcoming Flamingo Road.

Luckies taste better! Winston tastes good like a cigarette should. The new cigarette that doesn’t cop out on flavor. Only the flavor touches your lips. Pall Mall. OUTSTANDING…and they are MILD! These were slogans that were once heard in every American household on radio and television sets. It was once…


Remaining New England Factories…

1.) Somerville Ford Assembly (Converted)

Address: 5 Middlesex Ave, Somerville, MA 02145

Today Somerville Assembly has been torn down and converted into the Assembly Square shopping mall complex. It’s the actual original mill where they produced Ford cars during the 1950’s and 60's.

2.) Framingham Assembly (Converted)

Ben Kleschinsky

Independent writer outside of Boston.

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