Genealogy, Local History

Down at the end of lonely street…

Three of the most important events in history occurred just 50 years apart in the 20th century.* In 1905, a young scientist living in Paris published "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", thus creating the revolutionary concept of "special relativity". Eleven years later, he would expand that concept to "general relativity", E=mc². Two years later,… Continue reading Down at the end of lonely street…

Events, Local History

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West…

100 years ago, on May 30, 1913, Buffalo Bill's Wild West finally came to Winston-Salem. The video above is a compilation filmed by Thomas Edison in 1902 of the pre-show parade, Annie Oakley in action, a couple of American Indian dances and and a "Bucking Broncho", all available at the Library of Congress website. Click… Continue reading Buffalo Bill’s Wild West…