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Salem MA was a really fun experience. Learned about witches and pirates. Interesting history. #salem #massachusetts #salemma #witches #pirates #history #1692 #education #learning #interesting #family #travel #vacation #historyisfun #memories

100K MAPS SCANNED! Here are a few photos from the display we set up for the celebration! ⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅
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New favourite podcast! You can’t listen to self-help and inspirational stuff ALL the time. :
That being said, this show is created by a fellow voice actor whose well researched info is delivered with a hilarious dry, wit. :

So with this show, I’m still LEARNING (about history and vocal delivery) AND I’m laughing over lunch. :

Thank you for the giggles @tawnyplatis_voicetalent

Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens on July 17, 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion.

In the early 1950s, Walt Disney began designing a huge amusement park to be built near Los Angeles. He intended Disneyland to have educational as well as amusement value and to entertain adults and their children. Land was bought in the farming community of Anaheim, about 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and construction began in 1954. In the summer of 1955, special invitations were sent out for the opening of Disneyland on July 17. Unfortunately, the pass was counterfeited and thousands of uninvited people were admitted into Disneyland on opening day. The park was not ready for the public: food and drink ran out, a women’s high-heel shoe got stuck in the wet asphalt of Main Street USA, and the Mark Twain Steamboat nearly capsized from too many passengers.

Disneyland soon recovered, however, and attractions such as the Castle, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Snow White’s Adventures, Space Station X-1, Jungle Cruise, and Stage Coach drew countless children and their parents. Special events and the continual building of new state-of-the-art attractions encouraged them to visit again. In 1965, work began on an even bigger Disney theme park and resort near Orlando, Florida. Walt Disney died in 1966, and Walt Disney World was opened in his honor on October 1, 1971. Epcot Center, Disney-MGM Studios, and Animal Kingdom were later added to Walt Disney World, and it remains Florida’s premier tourist attraction. In 1983, Disneyland Tokyo opened in Japan, and in 1992 Disneyland Paris–or “EuroDisney”–opened to a mixed reaction in Marne-la-Vallee. The newest Disneyland, in Hong Kong, opened its doors in September 2005.
#LearnOurHistory #Disney #Disneyland #MickeyMouse #WaltDisney

I haven’t always loved history. But when I began discovering fascinating and little-known facts, I became hooked. Not all history intrigues me, just things and themes I’m passionate about today. That’s the cool thing about history. We can all find joy in it by digging into the past of things we find relevant to our lives today. #history #wisdom #TuesdayThoughts #amwriting #historyisfun #historymatters

Valley Forge National Historic Site. Next stop Washington Crossing State Park! #historyisfun #linkfamilyfun #campingtrip2018⛺️ #iamexhausted

Gunners of the 5th Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (R.C.A.), taking part in an infantry training exercise, England, 17 July 1943 - Capt. Laurie A. Audrain / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-132889

#CanadianConflicts #ww2 #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #canadianarmy #military #militaryhistory #militarytraining #canadianhistory #canadianmilitary #canadianmilitaryhistory #wwii #brenlightmachinegun #armytraining #lestweforget #brengun #history #historygram #historyisfun #historynerds #historyalive #historygeek #historyrocks #historylover #historybuff #historynerd #historyiscool #historypodcast #royalcanadianartillery

Walt Disney’s Disneyland, opened on this day in 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in California.

Sharing a pint with my little guy at this 17th century pub, The Eagle and Child, in Oxford. Frequented in the day by The Inklings, an Oxford writers club, which included famed authors C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien. I love learning the stories and visiting so many wonderful sites. I had read about this pub and wanted to visit, but didn't remember where it was at. We walked off the beaten path and happened upon it without looking for it. Quite a pleasant surprise. .
#afternoonstroll #cheers #england #greatbritain #historyisfun #inklings #dadandson #publife #uklife #theeagleandchild #oxford #17thcentury #jrrtolkien #cslewis #famousauthors

History, changing our present all the time. Bread is paleo. I would now like hard evidence that pasta is also paleo. It’ll make me feel better about being a pastatarian. #paleo #paleodiet #bread #historyisfun #archaeology #studythepast #food

Thank you to Kate from @litchfieldhistory for coming out to KidsPlay for a special program, Letters to the Past. We learned some fun "new" things like how to use quill pens and make prints. #historyisfun #learningthroughplay #quillpens #printmaking #litchfieldhistoricalsociety #ctmixmaster #ctkids #childrensmuseum #kidsplaymusem #torringtonct #litchfieldcounty #visitct #ct

During Civil War Camp, gaga ball becomes battlefield #campnewdawnga #battlefield #gagaball #historyisfun #powerofcamp #transformed2018

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Plans for the creation of a uranium bomb by the Allies were established as early as 1939, when Italian emigre physicist Enrico Fermi met with U.S. Navy department officials at Columbia University to discuss the use of fissionable materials for military purposes. That same year, Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt supporting the theory that an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction had great potential as a basis for a weapon of mass destruction. In February 1940, the federal government granted a total of $6,000 for research. But in early 1942, with the United States now at war with the Axis powers, and fear mounting that Germany was working on its own uranium bomb, the War Department took a more active interest, and limits on resources for the project were removed.

Finally, on the morning of July 16,in the New Mexico desert120 miles south of Santa Fe, the first atomic bomb was detonated. The scientists and a few dignitaries had removed themselves 10,000 yards away to observe as the first mushroom cloud of searing light stretched 40,000 feet into the air and generated the destructive power of 15,000 to 20,000 tons of TNT. The tower on which the bomb sat when detonated was vaporized.
#LearnOurHistory #AtomBomb

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