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“Religion in American Life”

I have been focusing in recent weeks on creating a blog series for a “sister site” of Meet MythAmerica, a site I named StarrTrekking. The series is titled Donald Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows, and investigates the surprising historical background of many aspects surrounding the … Continue reading

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From White City to…Ghost Town

(Click here to go to the first entry in this blog series on the Gay ’90s to read the material in sequential order.) Remember the splendiferous Manufactures and Liberal Arts building from the Columbian Exposition of 1893 (described in an … Continue reading

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Thine Alabaster Cities

  (Click here to go to the first entry in this blog series on the Gay ’90s to read the material in sequential order.) Can you guess the location of the city above, with its gleaming, massive, classical “buildings for … Continue reading

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The Myth of Miss America

The Miss America Pageant began as a marketing idea. The Businessmen’s League of Atlantic City needed to develop a plan to keep tourists on the boardwalk past Labor Day. They organized a Fall Frolic and held it on September 25, … Continue reading

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