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  1. Black Kos, Week In ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Daily Kos

    John P. Parker was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron moulder and industrialist who helped hundreds of slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad resistance movement based in Ripley, Ohio. He rescued fugitive slaves for nearly fifteen years.


  2. Rescued After 66 Days at SeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Daily Kos

    This story is all over the news, but I have not seen it here. 37 year-old Louis Jordan sailed from his Intercoastal Waterway home in Conway, South Carolina January 23, and was reported missing January 29th.


  3. February 21, 1922: Fifteen Years Before the Hindenburg, the Air Disaster America ForgotRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | Daily Kos

    Fifteen years before the crash of the Hindenburg galvanized the nation and effectively put an end to lighter-than-air commercial travel, the fate of the Roma made headlines - and then was forgotten. Built in Italy in 1919, the Roma 's speed, payload and range had drawn attention throughout Europe before the airship was purchased in 1921 by the United States Army Air Service for $200,000, the equivalent of $2.6 million in 2015 dollars.


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