Gas station and Constitution

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Here’s a different home makeover – a gas station museum. Mark Reiff’s gear head collection expanded to the point where it took over his home, seguing into other antiques such as pedal cars and kitchen items. In this podcast, Mark gives us a virtual tour.

Also, we visit Charles  Pinckney National Historic Site in South Carolina.

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Classic and coal

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Could you become a 1950’s DJ without any training? Ron Harrison shares his first-hand experience in a small coastal town in 1955

Also, we visit The National Coal Heritage Area in West Virginia.

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Books and sacred places

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Vintage or antique books are portals for time travel, which is one reason I love strolling through antique fairs; especially antique book fairs. I spoke with a few vendors at a recent Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair.

Also, we visit Effigy Mounds in Iowa.

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Shoes and Roosevelt

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Footwear either provide necessary protection or present fashion statements. Vintage shoes provide a visual historical perspective and perhaps a family connection with an ancestor. This week, the Center for Sacramento History is presenting an exhibit of their shoe collection. I sat down with Veronica L. Kandl, Curator of History, and Rebecca Crowther, Photographs Archivist, about shoe textiles used over the last 100 years, stories associated with footwear and methods of storage. And, we visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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Classic movies and hops

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Early films were not only entertaining, but trend setting. Watch a movie from, say, the 1940’s and see what has been copied today and viewed as “original.” This week, I discuss classic films with a fellow fan, Matias Bombal, whose movie reviews integrate current with classic. And, we visit Guadalupe Mountain National Park.

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