St. Vincent News

01/15/2018 07:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Map of Abandoned Railroad Lines: The St. Vincent Extension 

This is a working map primarily of abandoned railroad lines across North America, with layers to include abandonments in other countries, interesting railroad sites, abandoned towns, and interesting or unique railroad crossing signals.

12/20/2017 06:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Traveling Shows: Uncle Tom's Cabin 

I n his book, " Uncle Tom's Cabin on the American Stage and Screen ," drama professor and theater historian John Frick of the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences chronicles how Stowe's novel was adapted to theater not long after the book the plays were based on, was published - and details how, by the beginning of the 20th century, more than 400 separate companies traveled and performed some theatrical version of the story. The Tom Shows as they were colloquially known as, were "ubiquitous and part of the common culture by the end of the 19th century..." Professor Frick said - a theatrical phenomenon that bridged culture, commerce and ideology.