Category History

TruckersCentral – Side of the Road

Have you seen some of these on the side of the road? here are some we found online it’s always nice to see these Monsters Still Standing Strong!

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JAN 07 1789 THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1789, America’s first presidential election is held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789.

As it did in 1789, the United States still uses the Electoral College system, established by the U.S. Constitution, which today gives all American citizens over the age of 18 the right to vote for electors, who in turn vote for the president. The president and vice president are the only elected federal officials chosen by the Electoral College instead of by direct popular vote.

Today political parties usually nominate their slate of electors at their state conventions or by a vote of the party’s central state committee, with...

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JAN 06 1838 THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s.

Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born April 27, 1791, in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He attended Yale University, where he was interested in art, as well as electricity, still in its infancy at the time. After college, Morse became a painter. In 1832, while sailing home from Europe, he heard about the newly discovered electromagnet and came up with an idea for an electric telegraph...

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Abandoned Places Farmhouse – Seneca Lake, New York

This abandoned farmhouse in New York state also acts as a graveyard for many vintage cars which are now empty shells of their former selves.

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Tampa family finds pirate treasure in grandpa’s attic

A Florida family may have discovered some unusual treasure belonging to legendary pirate Jose “Gasparilla” Gaspar. VPC

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When you go in the attic you expect to find something old.

What you don’t expect to find is treasure.

“Maybe my great-grandparents were pirates,” Mike Lopez said.

His sister found a box in their grandfather’s attic in Tampa, Fla., a few weeks ago while doing some spring cleaning. Inside was a tattered map of the Hillsborough River, century-old coins, a family picture and a hand wearing a ring.

“Maria came across it and once she told me she found a hand in a box. I was totally blown away,” said Lopez.

When Maria and Mike were children, their grandfather would tell them stories about his father, Ernesto Lopez, finding Jose Gaspar’s pirate treasure...

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