The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting in Phoenix Honors the Granite Mountain Hotshots of Prescott

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by Mason Pacheco

‘Hands of Mercy, Hearts of Courage, You have saved us from the flames’ –– ‘Blazing Honor,’ a song by Denise Whitley (Roggio) The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting celebrates its 60th birthday this year. Nine years ago, June 30, 2013, 19 young men died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, as 8,000-plus acres burned until the […]

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National WWI Museum and Memorial: War Wheels

  • Apr 25, 2022
  • story by David M. Brown

‘The moral climax of this, the culminating and final war for human liberty, has come.’ ––Woodrow Wilson, War Message to Congress, April 2, 1917 The National WWI Museum and Memorial honors those who died in a war no one today can recall from participation, and most Americans know little about the carnage, other than a […]

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Jim Coles: Garage Mahal, Montana

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by Bryan Coles

If he chooses, Jim Coles can joyously fish, hike, ski or boat year round in magnificent Whitefish, Montana. But, without reel, boots, oars or poles, he’s still happy enjoying his 40 Caterpillar and Deere tractors and engines, 1934 through 1968, at his Snow Ghost Ranch, 13 miles north of town and 60 miles south of […]

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Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart: ‘Tradition Meets Innovation’

  • Feb 15, 2022
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart and Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH

On June 28, 1926, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG), manufacturer of the 35-horse Mercedes in 1901, and Benz & Cie, whose founder shares credit for inventing the first internal combustion-powered automobile 15 years before, merged to establish one of the great automotive brands. Mercedes-Benz Pkw and Daimler Truck are now independent companies based in Stuttgart, Germany. Other great […]

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