Ask Vance May 2012


Photo courtesy Benjamin Hooks Central Library

Some of you may know that former Wonders director Jon Thompson has embarked on an ambitious campaign to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart, the famed aviatrix who disappeared while attempting a ro... more

May 29, 2012 7:38 PM Ask Vance

The firemen keep saying if I don't clean up the clutter that blocks every room and hallway of the Lauderdale Mansion, they will issue me a citation. Good. I'll hang it on the wall with my other dip... more

May 26, 2012 6:47 PM Ask Vance

Digging through some old boxes in the Lauderdale Library the other night — I was sure I had squirreled away some tasty cans of Hormel potted meat for a midnight snack (yum!) — I happened to come ac... more

May 23, 2012 10:28 PM Ask Vance


Image courtesy Key Magazine

I wonder why people think the name "Mark IV" is synonymous with elegance and class? As far as I can tell, no great world leader was ever called Mark IV. For years, though, Lincoln sold a Mark IV ve... more

May 22, 2012 12:50 PM Ask Vance


Image courtesy Historic Aerials

I know that the Lauderdale Mansion is a bit tumble-down, but have I actually been living under such a pile of rocks that until yesterday I was completely unaware of a rather amazing website called ... more

May 9, 2012 10:50 AM Ask Vance

Way back in our February 2004 issue, I told about the horrible Eads school bus tragedy that took place on October 10, 1941, right at the very spot shown in this photo. Though they were pulled up ye... more

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