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Delta Queen wind-up model

Posted 06-11-2008 at 03:20 AM by Franz Neumeier
Just found at the website of "Poplar Mechanics" magazine: In the Septemer 1962 edition they had a model plan and instructions on how to build your own Delta Queen wind-up model that's propelled by a rubber band. On their website they published a PDF file of this article "Modeling the Delta Queen - Last of the Mississippi River overnight passenger steamboats, this 285 ft. stern-wheeler carries vacationers on leisurely 10 m.p.h. river cruises".
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You Must Play That Lonesome Cally: Week of June 1-7

Posted 06-09-2008 at 12:02 AM by Jon Tschiggfrie
Here's a riddle for you: What do you get when you mix the Circus World Museum with tornado warnings? Answer: a subterranean tour of infinite shelves of authentic circus equipment and memorabilia.

Today’s posting comes amid continued severe thunderstorms here in the Midwest that seem to have been plaguing us for the past few weeks. This past week saw the calliope grantee and his faithful Dad-assistant on a whirlwind tour of the archival hotspots on the Upper Miss: the Murphy Library...
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Delta Queen Painting from New Zealand

Posted 06-08-2008 at 07:50 AM by Franz Neumeier
We've just received an e-mail from New Zealand from which you can read between the lines how stunned people are about the Delta Queen's situation even as far away as New Zealand. What an absurd idea to destroy such an icon with fans all over the world. When I receive e-mails like this it makes the situation to appear even more unreal than it is already.

I'd like to share this e-mail with you:
"Hi, I have just seen your website for saving the Delta Queen river boat, as I dont live...
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Save the Delta Queen Rally at Marietta, OH

Posted 06-05-2008 at 10:53 AM by Franz Neumeier
A special "Save the DELTA QUEEN" steamboat rally will take place Thursday, June 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. along the Ohio River Levee at the corner of Front and Greene Streets in Marietta.

The June 12th rally is open to the public and will feature speakers from the American Sternwheel Association, Senator Joy Padgett, state and local government representatives, and other noted officials. Musical entertainment will feature Tony Ellis, banjo player formerly with Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass...
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Rep. Oberstar deleting negative comments on YouTube

Posted 06-03-2008 at 01:57 PM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 06-10-2008 at 08:00 AM by Franz Neumeier
Rep. James Oberstar obviously has deleted 9 negative comments that had been posted in response to his speech in the House of Representatives on April 24, 2008 on YouTube (see video below). Just in case Mr. Oberstar decides to even delete the whole video, you'll find another copy of the video on YouTube.

We've documented the manipulative manner of this speech and his untrue statements at before (Rep. Oberstar’s manipulatory tricks in his Delta Queen speech ...),...
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