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Inforworks.com offers a variety of past, present and future subject matter.

Discovering the past helps planning for the future.

Historical -  Environmental  - Infrastructure  - Space  - Metaphysics

 

 

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Return To The Western Front

Now Peaceful - But Not 50 Years Earlier. This veteran returned to visit World War 1 Western Front battlefields in peacetime where 50 years earlier he served on the front lines for three years and was wounded.;  As he walked those now quiet battlefields where millions died,   he often quietly remarked, "And for what?"

 

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the   Steamboats

The American steamboat invented in 1807 changed the lives of Americans. Towns and cities along the rivers grew because of steamboats. The steamboat machinery and steamboats themselves such as the Delta Queen, Mary Powell, Natchez, were unforgetable. The steamboat Minne-Ha-Ha still sails in New York State.

 

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Ocean   Liners

20th Century's ocean liners sailed the oceans with state-of-the-art technologies and evolving styles. The American liner United States, the French Normandie, the German Europa and the Italian Rex were fine examples.   Incidents were rare but the Stockholm, Andrea Doria and Titanic suddenly and made history.

 

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20th Century Art and Innovations

20th Century was a dynamic progressive era of innovations and inventions. Transportation expanded from steam locomotives and famous ocean liners to jets. Space exploration began. Periods of strife redefined the world. 20th Century's lifestyles are preserved in antiques, collectibles, photos, films and electronic media. Enjoy them.

 

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DANGER !       Sunken   Ships

Thousands of ships sank in U.S. coastal waters in the past 120 years. NOAA's Under Sea Threats Programs known as RUST and RULET administered by the U.S. Coast Guard identified them and watch for delayed pollution. One example: The recent recovery in 2019 of 450,000 gallons of oil from the wreck of a sunken ship torpedoed 1942 off Long Island, New York averted a major ocean oil spill.

 

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Clash of the Battle Cruisers

Battle of Jutland - Skagerrakschlacht involved 261 ships from the British and German navies. As several of the British battle cruisers exploded and sank, British Vice Admiral David Beatty remarked: "There Is Something Wrong With Our Bloody Ships Today.".

 

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Metaphysics - US   Navy   Pilot  Reincarnated

On March 5, 1945, a US Navy pilot died at sea when his fighter aircraft was shot down off Iwo Jima.   51 years later, a two year old boy, mystified everyone by his knowledge of the Navy pilot's life and the battle where he died. Mystery was solved 7 years later.

 

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The   Great   War  -  Bravery  and  Sacrifice

 

 

Remembering  The  Missing  In   Action

wrap text around image Millions of men during the Great War were sent to the Western Front battlefields. Hundreds of thousands of those soldiers completely disappeared. One incident: A French trench walls collapsed instantaneously leaving only the soldiers' rifle barrels protruding and it became the Trench of the Bayonets memorial." This Remembering the Missing website commemorates all missing and the continuing accounting for all still missing in action.

 

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War in the Trenches

To all soldiers the word Trenches meant sacrifices. Trenches at Gallipoli, Turkey and hundreds of miles of trenches across Belgium and France were World War 1's battlefields. The histories of the soldiers from all the countries who fought there have been kept alive by preserved diaries, wartime documents, memories, stories, maps and photos.

 

Soldiers' Guns Fell Silent Christmas Eve 1914

wrap text around image World War One was 146 days old when a number of German, French and British ordinary soldiers in the trenches on the Western Front recognized the futility of man against machine guns and high explosive shells. On Christmas Eve, the traditional time of peace and good will to others, the guns in some areas fell silent. Instead were the sounds of Christmas songs in French, German and English. Soldiers from both sides peacefully met in No-Mans Land and celebrated with soldiers of the enemy army.

 

The Great War At Sea

wrap text around imageTurkey's successful defense against the British and French navies in the Dardanelles and German - British naval battles at Coronel, the Falkland Islands and Dogger Bank were important strategic naval events. The two day battle of Jutland with 261 warships ended in stalemate.    The bravery of the sailors was never in doubt   but thousands of sailors' lives were lost in part by poor planning at high levels. Sunken warships located 105 years later are still answering many historical questions.

 

Jutland  Ships  Doomed

wrap text around imageA Technical Viewpoint.    Four major British war ships exploded and sank killing thousands of their sailors during the Jutland battle. The causes were later determined based on survivors' memories, observations by crews on nearby ships and reviews of documents. The ship gun turrets designs and the unsafe explosive shell propellant handling procedures combined creating the disasters.    It was avoidable.

 

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Metaphysic  Subjects  of  the  Earth   and  Beyond

Metaphysics studies consider timeless questions of life including philosophy, spiritualism, psychology, life after death, reincarnation, time travel and earth humans' role in the Universe.

 

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Souls Destiny in the After life

Life after death is a reality accepted by most people in the world. Soul's survive human death for the purpose of evolution by working with Guides to plan the future.  Included - Details of a psychic's meeting with a spirit 40 years on the "other side" discussing space travel and beings from other galaxies.

 

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Space   Visitors   To   Earth

Extraterrestrial activity generally denied in the U.S. have not been denied by the Belgian or French governments including the 1989 Belgian UFO Storm.   Charles Bolden, a former U.S. astronaut, said     "It is improbable that in the limitless vastness of the universe we humans stand alone."

 

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Gallactic   Space   Life

Since 2009, the Kepler has helped uncover "Possibly as many as 10,000 Intelligent Civilizations in the Milky Way." Over several centuries archaeologists worldwide have believed Earth humans interacted with visitors from other planets who successfully traveled scross hundreds of light years of time..

 

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Metaphysics - Navy   Pilot's  Reincarnation

On March 5, 1945, a US Navy pilot died at sea when his fighter aircraft was shot down off Iwo Jima.   51 years later, a two year old boy, mystified everyone by his knowledge of the Navy pilot's life and the battle he died in. Mystery was solved 7 years later.

 

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Infrastructure

 

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High Speed Rail  -  Fast & Modern

European and Asian investments and technology created fast enviromently clean HSR passenger trains carrying millions of people. A new UK HSR project just started. German HSR is again expanding. In Asia, China HSR serves Lhasa, Tibet, at an elevation of 3,656 Meters (11,990 Feet).They are creating a better future.

 

Farewell  to  Germany's  Steam  Railroads

Europe's steam locomotive power was phasing out in the 1960s. These photos document some of the remaining steam power in 1972 based in the City of Tübingen, Germany. Operating steam locomotives are history except those preserved for museums and for special trains.        Enjoy the Video of two operating steam locomotives with a special train climbing the famous 2.5 percent Schiefe Ebene grade.

 

America's   Railroads

wrap text around imageRailroads served the growing nation. Passengers traveled everwhere enjoying great service. Among the famous railroad names were the Pullman Company, the 20th Century Limited, the Super Chief, the Broadway Limited, the City of New Orleans plus thousands of local trains that reached thousands of towns and cities. Railroad technologies transitioned from steam to diesel and electric power. Reliable rail passenger travel options united the country.

 

110 Years Ago - Building A Underwater Rail Tunnel

wrap text around image The first railroad tunnels under the Hudson River were completed in 1908 and are still in service. Known to riders as the Hudson Tubes for the first fifty years and one of the first mass transit projects connecting New Jersey and New York City they remain a story of innovations, dedication, failures and finally the total success.

 

America's Inland Waters

The vessels on America's coastal waters, inland rivers and lakes changed everyone's lives. Great Lakes passenger steamships such as the Put-In-Bay created an American cruise industry on the Great Lakes. River steamboats are still famous. They all represented the latest ship building technologies plus an overview of America's changing lifestyles. Famous boats still remembered include Delta Queen, Edmund Fitzgerald and the Hendrick Hudson.

 

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E n v i r o n m e n t

 

Beneficial   Mineral   Spring   Waters

Complex environmental and geological realities in Ballston Spa, New York and Saratoga Springs, New York produced a variety of different spring water mineral contents in the small geograhic region centered at Saratoga Spa State Park. For a brief period during the mid 20th Century, by preservating mineral waters sources and their use for medicinal purposes created an innovative health spas.

 

Ship Technologies

   Grand Princess in Shipyard Refurbishment

    Trim Optimization Upgrades Increase Efficiency

   Propulsion Pods Technologies

 

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