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Charles Cretors helped popularize a classic American snack when he operated a popcorn wagon at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. His company built this horse-drawn popcorn wagon in 1914. It features a popcorn popper and a Tosty Rosty peanut roaster "hand cranked" by a mechanical clown figurine. The appliances were powered by a small steam engine.
Promotional Material for 7-Eleven Ford Mustang GTO Car Driven by Caitlyn Jenner (Racing as Bruce Jenner), 1986
From 1980 to 1988, Caitlyn Jenner (racing as Bruce Jenner) competed in both the Trans-Am and IMSA sports car series. She started in 56 events and earned six podium finishes. During the 1986 season, Jenner won a class victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring, and she won an overall victory in a 300-kilometer race at Portland International Raceway.
Already known for greeting cards, Hallmark introduced a line of Christmas ornaments in 1973. The company's annual release of an increasing array of ornaments revolutionized Christmas decorating, appealing to customers' interest in marking memories and milestones as well as expressing one's personality and unique tastes.
Al Esper joined Ford Motor Company in 1917. He worked in automotive and aircraft engineering, and he helped develop the company's first wind tunnels. By the late 1940s, he was Ford's top test driver. Esper appeared in a series of comic-strip-like advertisements that encouraged safe driving habits and promoted Ford's safety-related engineering efforts.
By 2000, Greenfield Village began showing its age. Buildings and crumbling infrastructure desperately needed repair. Museum planners envisioned a revitalized village. They created themed "Historic Districts" by relocating and refurbishing the historic structures. Workers repaved streets and upgraded water, sewer, electric, and gas lines. In June 2003, nine months after restoration began, visitors passed through a new entrance into a reborn...