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History and the Highway

Nov 12, 2018

World War 1 was called "The war to end all wars." 65 million combatants, 9 million KIA, 21 million WIA, 12 million civilian casualties, $186 billion in direct costs, and $151 billion in indirect costs. Why was this war fought and what did it mean? In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks at...


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 8, 2018

Our capacity and appetite for communication and information seems almost limitless. Not so long ago, people were trying to figure out how to communicate and share information. Host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the history of how we disseminated information as well as how the mediums of communication have evolved and...