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George Washington Crossing the Delaware - by Emanuel Leutze ca. 1851
Martin Luther King, Jr. sits on a bus next to a white man
Early Lepine Paris - Fusee Pocket Watch.
Gen. William T. Sherman - Battle of Atlanta
Grand Canyon - Desert View Watchtower
Tall Wood Masked Ships Engaged in Battle
Fort Christmas - Guard Building
34 Star Antique U.S. Flag - Rare Civil War Era
McLean House - front view.
Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
Benjamin Franklin at a printing press
Chestnut Street Log Cabin - Lebanon, PA
Native American Petroglyphs
Bread and Roses Strike - Lawrence, Mass.

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”

This is a quote that is often used. It surely proves itself to be true over and over again as actions speak louder than words. The same mistakes that have been made for eons continually occur, and it confirms that the people who are in leadership and decision making roles are completely unaware, or ignorant, of the consequences of prior events that have been recorded throughout the annals of history.


This site is dedicated to preserving and keeping history alive and up-to-date and sharing as much information as possible.

Yesterday’s news is today’s history.


Obviously, this is a very challenging undertaking and new information is constantly being added.


If you would like to share information you are certainly encouraged to do so, and your contributions will be appreciated by many. Just email me at: and I will add your information into this site as soon as possible.

Fort Zeller - canal and creek - ca. 1745 - Newmanstown, PA

U.S. History

No Thanks to the Rich - The Working Class Built the Nation - (Labor Movement Poster)

U.S. Labor History

Florida Territory Map of 1831 - Includes the Seminole Indian Reserve (highlighted in green) in the middle of the Florida Territory

Florida History

Helicopter operations with U.S. solgiers during the Vietnam War
American Civil War - battlefield painting

U.S. Military Wars & Conflicts

Fun With History - People and Facts that are Mostly Unknown or Forgotten

Explore the Fascinating History of Clocks and Watches

Gilbert - 1880s Mantle - Res Swirl - Ful

CLOCKS: Some of the earliest clocks (water clocks, hourglasses and sundials) have existed within human civilizations for thousands of years. The mechanical clock became a very important necessity during the Industrial Revolution and played a key role in the development of the modern world. Many stories and pictures of various types of clocks are included in this website.

Mortima - World Timer - Super Auto - Wristwatch Full front view

WATCHES: During the 15th century in Europe, watches evolved from portable spring driven clocks. In the 17th century, pocket watches became the first mobile timepiece and remained in common use for over 400 years. During the World War 1 era, the more miniaturized and convenient wristwatch came into fashion and became the timepiece of choice for men and women. Wristwatches have evolved into various shapes and styles, and have incorporated advancing technology to expand their features and capabilities. Many stories and pictures of various types of watches are included in this website.

History Books Written by Randy Jaye

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      Jim Crow Era Propaganda, Artifacts and Upheavals in Florida

The Jim Crow Era (1877 to 1968) has an ugly legacy of racism. Most people who did not live during the Jim Crow Era have little to no idea of its restrictive covenants, literacy tests, poll taxes, lynchings, beatings, and other oppressive features that hampered the economic, educational and political progress of Blacks and other people of color. You are invited to take a journey through the Jim Crow Era where you will learn how racial segregation became an integral part of American society, how it survived for almost 100 years, and how it was dismantled by the modern Civil Rights Movement. Many of the racial stereotypes, propaganda techniques and artifacts used to oppress Blacks and other people of color are explained and exposed. It’s time to learn about this dark chapter in American history so something like it can never happen again.

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        Perseverance: Episodes of Black History from the Rural South

This book was inspired because many aspects of black history in many parts of the rural South are both underappreciated and under documented. Many of the local episodes of black history in this presentation occurred in Flagler County, Florida and are excellent microcosms of black history from the rural south. Journey through various episodes of black history from the rural South featuring local historical adventures weaved into broader national and international events that span from the European Invasion of the New World, the Plantation-era South, the American Civil War, Jim Crow laws, the two World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. 

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