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Susan's Travels, Tours + Trips
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent THE MOST FAMOUS (SMALL) WHITE HOUSE IN AMERICA: GRANT WOOD’S AMERICAN GOTHIC DRAWS VISITORS TO ELDON, IOWA. A dour farmer, wearing overalls and a jacket and clutching a pitchfork, poses rigidly next to a pinch-faced, apron-clad woman who gazes i...
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This day in history
In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College. In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio — the first truly coeducational school of higher learning in the United States — began holding classes. In 1925, Geor...
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Speedy Gonzalez had a cousin named Slowpoke Rodriguez. He was the slowest mouse in all of Mexico. *** Voice actor Joe Dougherty originally did the voice of Porky Pig. Dougherty really had a stutter, however, he couldn’t control it and it made production costs too high. Mel Blanc (1908-1989) beg...
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