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It is estimated that approximately 100 thousand mostly inexperienced men traveled to the Klondike in the late 19th century.
"Nellie Bly" was a misspelled pseudonym taken from a Stephen Foster song and used when Bly first went to work for a Pittsburgh newspaper.
Unlike elevated railways, subway construction required "cut and cover" methods that tore up streets and blocks of real estate for years.
Farnsworth not only understood the principles of electronic television (electrons being separated to "read" a picture and assembled to create it once again), he also bragged that he could make it a reality for a mere 25 thousand dollars.
At the turn-of-the-century, most switchboard operators were young boys. They were replaced by women after years of complaints of rude behavior to customers.
Lili'uokalani was a talented musician and composed the famous Island song "Aloha Oe" and many others.
Carnegie's professional career began with the Pennsylvania Railroad, a company he would later try to break.
A special conference convened by Roosevelt was a major turning point in stressing the role of conservation as well as the beauty of protected lands.
Roosevelt won a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in negotiating a treaty between Russia and Japan.