Notable People

Hush Puppies Shoes

  Founded in 1958 in northern Michigan, Hush Puppies is a footwear brand synonymous with comfort, style and durability, and put basset hounds on the world map. Its intriguing name is linked to a traditional […]

Culture and Lifestyle

Banana Seat Bikes

Also known as a wheelie bike, spyder bike, high-riser bike, and muscle bike, the banana bike is a well-designed bike fit for children back in the 1960s. It was made to have small wheels (16-20 […]

Photo of milkman delivering milk to housewife.
Notable People

The Milkman

The industrious and friendly milkman is perhaps one of the unsung everyday heroes of American history – on equal ground with the whistling postman and bell-ringing ice-cream seller. Milkman services began shortly after the budding […]

Notable People

Captain Kangaroo

Weekday mornings were not complete for American kids unless Captain Kangaroo aired. This American TV series for kids aired from October 3, 1955, to December 8, 1984, on CBS. It is known to be the […]

Title Screen for Charlie's Angels -ABC TV
TV & Radio

CHARLIES ANGELS

Extraordinary ladies broke the mold of the male-dominated crime drama genre on television when Charlie’s Angels was aired from September 22, 1976, to June 24, 1981, on ABC. This series that lasted five seasons with […]

TV & Radio

EMERGENCY!

EMERGENCY! Produced by Universal Television and Mark VII Limited, this merging of action-adventure and medical drama in one American TV series aired from January 15, 1972, to May 28, 1977, on NBC. Emergency! Replaced The […]

Retail

5 and 10 Cent or Dime Stores

Before the existence of commercial chain outlets, there were dime stores. The retail concept – also known as five-and-ten-cents stores – was the brainchild of Frank Woolworth in 1879. Woolworth had picked up valuable lessons […]