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Podcast 52 - Railroads, Rail Travel, and Train History - Full, Premium version

May 13, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about railroading, terms that come from railroads, and their personal experiences as train passengers. The second half covers more of the history and the evolution of the trains and the routes. Your ancestors may well have been involved in railroad building, railroad management, or maybe just train travel. Hear what might have affected their lives . . . and yours.

(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)

This was originally posted on 13 May 2018, in recognition of the anniversary of the completion of the East-West railroad at Promontory Point, Utah on 10 May 1869.

To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post on 13 May 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> 

The image above is from the Library of Congress, copyright 1920

Podcast 52 - Railroads and their History - First half - FREE

May 13, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about railroading, terms that come from railroads, and their personal experiences as train passengers. The second half covers more of the history and the evolution of the trains and the routes. To access that, a Premium Account is required. To Subscribe, return to the home page of genjourneys.podbean and sign up with a secure method.

(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)

This was originally posted on 13 May 2018, in recognition of the anniversary of the completion of the East-West railroad at Promontory Point, Utah on 10 May 1869.

To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post on 13 May 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> 

The image above is from the Library of Congress, the Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago, ca. 1882.

 

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Podcast 51 - Earth Day and Conservation - Full recording, Premium

April 22, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the history and evolution of Earth Day and the issues of pollution as well as conservation. This program is broadcast the first time on 22 April 2018, the 48th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Jean talks about the preparation for the first Earth Day in the first half and more information on the history of the event and ways our ancestors were conservationists in their own right, are included in the second half. 

(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)

To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post of 22 April 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> 

The image above is from the Library of Congress, Hudson River, ca 1878

Podcast 51 - Earth Day evolution - First half, FREE

April 22, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the history and evolution of Earth Day and the issues of pollution as well as conservation. This program is broadcast the first time on 22 April 2018, the 48th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Jean talks about the preparation for the first Earth Day in the first half and more information on the history of the event and ways our ancestors were conservationists in their own right, are included in the second half. That requires a Premium subscription to the Podcast by going to the first page and using the secure order format to pay the $20 for 12 months of full podcasts and those done prior.

(Note: there is some interference on this recording; we have attempted to clean it up, requiring some "looping" - rerecording small portions. We apologize for that static.)

To access the resource information for this podcast, go to the blog post of 22 April 2018 at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com> 

The image above is from the Library of Congress, photo by John Vachon of stream pollution in Dubuque, Iowa, April 1940 (30 years before the first Earth Day)

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Podcast 50 - The Telegraph and Telegraphy - Full podcast

April 8, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the advent and development of the telegraph. The first half covers more recent telegraphic use and the second half also includes the earliest days and ways it might have been used by your ancestors.

For information on the resources used in this podcast, go to the blog post of this date, 8 April 2018 - http://genaandjean.blogspot.com

Photo above from the Library of Congress, Repairing Telegraph Lines, ca 1862-1863.

Podcast 50 - Telegraph and Telegraphy - First Half - FREE

April 8, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the advent and development of the telegraph. The first half covers more recent telegraphic use and the second half (requiring a Premium Subscription) also includes the earliest days and ways it might have been used by your ancestors.

For information on the resources used in this podcast, go to the blog post of this date, 8 April 2018 - http://genaandjean.blogspot.com

Photo above from the Library of Congress, The Atlantic Telegraph Cable, copyright 1865, Forbes 

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Podcast 49 - Dairy farming in America - FULL VERSION

March 25, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss dairy farming and milk products throughout the centuries.

Check the blogpost at <http://genaandjean.blogpost.com> for resources used in this program.

Photo above from the Library of Congress: Alaskan dairy farm, ca. 1900

Podcast 49 - The Dairy Industry through the Years - First Half - FREE

March 25, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss the dairy industry, how milk has been processed, delivered, and changed over the years. The second half contains more historical information while the first half involves more personal memories. To access the full podcast, select the Premium version from the GenJourneys page on Podbean.

See the blog post for this date, March 25th 2018, for resources used in this program.

The photo is of an Alaskan Dairy Farm from about 1900, found on the Library of Congress website.

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Podcast 48 - The Blizzard of 1888, Eastern Seaboard - FULL VERSION

March 11, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about their own snow experiences on the 130th anniversary of the blizzard of 1888 that hit the Eastern Seaboard on March 11th. The issues of dealing with clearing snow in modern days compared to earlier centuries were discussed. In the first half of the podcast, the blizzard of the same year, two months earlier in the plains states, is described. Many specifics of the blizzard-related events are given in the second half.

Photo above: Fulton Street toward the Ferry, after plowing, 1888, courtesy of the Library of Congress

For resources and more photos, see the blog post of the same date (11 March 2018) at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

Podcast 48 - Blizzard of 1888, NYC - first half, FREE

March 11, 2018

Gena and Jean talk about their own snow experiences on the 130th anniversary of the blizzard of 1888 that hit the Eastern Seaboard on March 11th. The issues of dealing with clearing snow in modern days compared to earlier centuries were discussed. In the first half of the podcast, the blizzard of the same year, two months earlier in the plains states, is described. Many specifics of the blizzard-related events are given in the second half (requiring a Premium Subscription to hear).

Photo above: the streets of NY City, courtesy of the Library of Congress

For resources and more photos, see the blog post of the same date (11 March 2018) at <http://genaandjean.blogspot.com>

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