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From the CERA Mailbag

Letters, questions, comments, odds and ends and other news from the CERA home front: Jerry Hund writes: I have really enjoyed reading your blogs related to the CERA. Keep up the great work. Next, I remember reading an article several… Read More ›

Somewhere West of Laramie

This 1923 ad copy became more famous than the Jordan Playboy, the car it promoted: SOMEWHERE west of Laramie there’s a bronco-busting, steer roping girl who knows what I’m talking about. She can tell what a sassy pony, that’s a… Read More ›

The Old Math (144 = 225)

Ten years before the “New Math,” 144 was equal to 225, at least for one day. The occasion was a December 1956 Chicago fantrip, using one of the last surviving Red Pullman streetcars. Red Cars were phased out of regular… Read More ›