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Gartocharn Terrorist Explosion – Suspect Named!

Police have named a man they are seeking in connection with the explosion in Garadhban Forest at Ross Priory.
The Islamist terrorist with Scottish connections is believed to be known as……..Osama Ben Lomond

Once Upon a Time in America

100 years ago for example:

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "Wayne County Building." The Motor City before it got very motorized.

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Circa 1910. "American Express Co., Main and Sixth Los Angeles

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Jacksonville, Florida, circa 1910. "Dinner hour on the docks."

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May 1910. Wilmington, Delaware. "James Lequlla, newsboy, age 12. Selling newspapers 3 years. Average earnings 50 cents per week.

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I’ve featured the site at shorpy.com before and it is a fantastic treasure trove of photos of old USA. The detail in the full size prints is amazing.