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Pictures on the Move!


Hold on to your hats, folks, because the world of entertainment has changed forever. A twelve-minute motion picture called The Great Train Robbery (shown here) is now showing in theater houses all over the country. It is the exciting true story of a train heist that happened a few years ago, when Butch Cassidy and his gang held up a Union Pacific train in Wyoming and stole five thousand dollars in cash. The man who directed and filmed the motion picture, Edwin S. Porter, is a former employee of the Edison Manufacturing Company, which builds film-making equipment and produces films and is owned by Thomas Edison. Read More. . .


January, 1781

Conditions are bad. It's been a cold winter, and there aren't enough warm clothes to go around. There isn't even enough food to fill our soldiers' bellies. Many of them only get a small ration of bread and water. They sleep in tents that don't keep out the bitter chill. Every night they feel the cold in their bones. Read more. . .