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History and the Highway

Dec 17, 2018

Most people might know the term "taxation without representation" which came out of the Boston Tea Party that occurred on December 16, 1773. On that night, American patriots dumped 342 chests of tea belonging to the British into Boston Harbor. But what was it really all about? How did it start and how did we get here?...


Nov 15, 2018

The American Industrial Revolution started with a bang and it grew with the westward expansion of the United States. After the Civil War slowed things down, it took the sheer entrepreneurial will of 4 men to get things moving again. In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth delves into the lives of...


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...