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New Exhibits Ready for Takeoff at Marine Corps Museum

By Kristin Davis TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — In October 1943, as war raged in Europe, a student pilot crashed an SBD Dauntless dive-bomber into Lake Michigan during a training mission. The pilot was rescued. The aircraft sank to the lake bottom, where it would remain for half a century. By the time the National Museum of […]

Rebuild of 1907 Steam Locomotive Slowly Chugging Along

SPRINGFIELD, Wis. (AP) — The American Locomotive Co. was once one of the largest builders of steam engines in the world. In 1907, six years after the New York company was formed by a merger of the Schenectady Locomotive Works and seven other companies, ALCO, as it was then known, set a production record. Its […]

‘Whiskey Rebellion’ Tourism Eyed for Pennsylvania County

By Ryan Brown BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — Crowds of onlookers filled Bedford’s streets Oct. 19, 1794, as the President of the United States rode into town. A witness recalled that 62-year-old Washington — “the Father of His Country,” as he was already widely called — appeared pleased as he passed down a street, removed his […]

Badger Motor Car Co. Features History and Beer

By Barry Adams COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — Darvin Frey is well aware of the gamble he has taken with his Badger Motor Car Co. The 1920s-era building he bought a few months ago was built to make burial vaults and caskets and is nestled between the railroad tracks and Crawfish River. The 10,000-square-foot space is […]

Renovations on Embassy Theatre Should Be Finished by March

By Ellie Bogue The News-Sentinel FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Renovations at the Embassy Theatre and the Indiana Hotel are on schedule for the expansion to open in early March. Kelly Updike, executive director of the Historic Embassy Theatre Foundation, said the ballroom, being built on the sixth and seventh floors of the Indiana Hotel, […]