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Ruins of Lawrence following the Lawrence Massacre (1863). The Massacre and the Civil War is a significant part of Lawrence's identity.

Ruins of Lawrence following the Lawrence Massacre (1863). The Massacre and the Civil War is a significant part of Lawrence's identity.

These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, I chose these to give us a rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.

These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, I chose these to give us a rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.

The ruins of Lawrence, Kansas, following attack by William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders.  1863

The ruins of Lawrence, Kansas, following attack by William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders. 1863

Virginia City Nevada and the Comstock Lode- A once bustling mining town in the late 1800s, Virginia City was heralded as the most important settlement between Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California in the time of its heydays. One of the oldest settlements in Nevada, it got its start when two miners by the names of Pat McLaughlin and Peter O'Reilly discovered gold at the head of Six-Mile Canyon in 1859. Soon, another miner named Henry Comstock, stumbled upon their find and…

Virginia City Nevada and the Comstock Lode- A once bustling mining town in the late 1800s, Virginia City was heralded as the most important settlement between Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California in the time of its heydays. One of the oldest settlements in Nevada, it got its start when two miners by the names of Pat McLaughlin and Peter O'Reilly discovered gold at the head of Six-Mile Canyon in 1859. Soon, another miner named Henry Comstock, stumbled upon their find and…

Virginia City, Nevada, 1866-A once bustling mining town in the late 1800s, Virginia City was heralded as the most important settlement between Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California in the time of its heydays. One of the oldest settlements in Nevada, it got its start when two miners by the names of Pat McLaughlin and Peter O'Reilly discovered gold at the head of Six-Mile Canyon in 1859

Virginia City, Nevada, 1866-A once bustling mining town in the late 1800s, Virginia City was heralded as the most important settlement between Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California in the time of its heydays. One of the oldest settlements in Nevada, it got its start when two miners by the names of Pat McLaughlin and Peter O'Reilly discovered gold at the head of Six-Mile Canyon in 1859

On This Day in History, August 21, 1863:  William Quantrill's band of guerillas attacked Lawrence, Kansas and killed 180 men and boys. Pictured c. 1913 are widows and other survivors who came together 50 years later to honor anniversary of the event.

On This Day in History, August 21, 1863: William Quantrill's band of guerillas attacked Lawrence, Kansas and killed 180 men and boys. Pictured c. 1913 are widows and other survivors who came together 50 years later to honor anniversary of the event.

From Western Mining History, Harrison Street - Leadville, Colorado 1879. So much going on in this image.

From Western Mining History, Harrison Street - Leadville, Colorado 1879. So much going on in this image.

We look back to Red October of 1917, Krasny Oktyabr  in Russian, because it represented the first successful workers revolution in history. It remains the only revolution carried out by the proletariat, whereas many subsequent revolutions (China, Vietnam, Cuba) were based on the peasantry.

We look back to Red October of 1917, Krasny Oktyabr in Russian, because it represented the first successful workers revolution in history. It remains the only revolution carried out by the proletariat, whereas many subsequent revolutions (China, Vietnam, Cuba) were based on the peasantry.

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