In School In Germany: The Pocket Guide To Industrial History

  Joint article and forum with sister column the Flensburg Files in conjunction with the series on In School in Germany. Except this example focuses on Infrastructure, using Historic Bridges as an Example. A while back, shortly before my debut teaching about industrialization in the US and Germany between 1870 and 1914, I had put…
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Mystery Bridge 39: The Fallen Burwell (Nebraska) Bridge

A few weeks back, we received a photo with some information pertaining to this bridge. Located over the North Loup River on what remained of 7th Avenue at present-day Riverside Park, the Bridge at Burwell (coined as Old Burwell Bridge in the bridgehunter.com website) has some mysteries of its own to be solved- in particular,…
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Chambers Ford Bridge For Sale. Any Takers?

Belle Plaine, Iowa-  Tama County: one of many Iowa counties that has more than two dozen pre-1945 bridges left in the state. This includes the steel truss Black Bridge spanning the Iowa River and the Lincoln Highway Bridge near Toledo, whose railings bear the highway’s name and which was replicated in the form of a…
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How To Teach Infrastructural History In School

  Joint Article with Sister Column:  In connection with Files’ series on In School in Germany. More on the series can be found here. History- a subject that goes beyond borders and looks at things that we never knew about, getting us to think about them, putting them in the context of our own lives…
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