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History and the Highway

Nov 5, 2018

The American Industrial Revolution created the American Dream and changed American politics forever. In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the start of the American Industrial Revolution. From its humble beginnings in Great Britain to the textile mills in New England, the shift...


Oct 30, 2018

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer, as well as a futurist who had a huge impact on the world and whose inventions are still used today. In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the life of Nikola Tesla and how his ambition and drive led...


Oct 15, 2018

From the early days of the steam locomotive to the sleek, electric diesel giants of the Golden Age the railroad has been the "native son" of the American nation. In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the history of the American railroad from the paths it forged through the nation...


Oct 2, 2018

Diplomat, revolutionary, world traveler, and “observationist," Benjamin Franklin had amazing perspective, humor, a decisive manner, and some pretty remarkable contributions to science. In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the remarkable life of Benjamin Franklin from his...


Sep 24, 2018

You’ll always get the straight skinny and the real story. True stories about real people; not glamorized or sanitized to fit an alternative argument...just the straight dope. No foolin’. No sweater-vested, bowtie wearin’, bifocal sportin’ professor type. Just me and my bike, and American tales right off the...