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This History is Hot! Issue Date: 11-02-1997

Cool Spots imageOne of history's most destructive fires was the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Now you can travel back in time to witness this incredible event at www.chicagohs.org/fire. This World Wide Web site contains all kinds of essays, photographs, drawings, maps, newspaper articles and even an interactive panorama of the city to give you a feel of historic Chicago before, during and after the fire. The Web of Memory reveals how this fire personally affected the citizens of Chicago through survivors' diaries and paintings and drawings that capture the excitement and tragedy of the day.

Visit: www.chicagohs.org/fire
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Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Issue Date: 10-19-1997

Cool Spots imageAviation fans and military buffs alike will love what's playing at Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In. Some of the greatest battles of WWII took place in the air, and the Drive-in allows you to sit in the cockpit and live out your airborne fantasy. Touch down at www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com and you'll have the opportunity to check out such planes as the Corsair and the B-52 up close. There are plenty of video clips, photos and aviation flashbacks to keep every high-flying Web surfer smiling. Get ready to fly the not-so-friendly skies! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com
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Southern Music Issue Date: 10-19-1997

Cool Spots imageFrom Louis Armstrong to Elvis Presley, and Hank Williams to Ray Charles, the American South remains one of the hottest musical meccas in the world. Rock, jazz, blues and country have all made names for themselves here, and now you can find out why, at the Southern Music Web site. Simply rock and roll out to www.southernmusic.net and you'll be immersed in a world of Louisiana Swing, vintage guitars and the Grand Ole Opry. Once you arrive, you can take a trip along the Southern music timeline, extending all the way back to the turn of the century, or check up on the latest music notes from Texas to Virginia. For the traveling crowd, there are links to popular cities and destinations. You'll even run into information on related books, featured artists, and the legendary Gibson guitar. And don't forget to tune in to the Southern music netcast. After all, it's time to shake, rattle and roll! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.southernmusic.net
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World War I: Trenches On the Web Issue Date: 09-14-1997

Cool Spots imageFor the military buff or history hound in each of us, World War I: Trenches on the Web offers an online look at one of the most brutal chapters of modern history. By marching out to www.worldwar1.com one can explore an era when kingdoms began to crumble and new nations arose from those ashes. Whether you're flying across Europe with the Red Baron, listening in to the "shot heard round the world," or taking cover in a naval battle, you can be sure that this is as close as you'll get to the real thing. Trenches on the Web also offers a reference library , a discussion forum and online assistance for students.

Visit: www.worldwar1.com
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Panama-Pacific International Exposition Issue Date: 08-03-1997

Cool Spots imageTo celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal, San Francisco hosted a fair that brought 25 countries and all of the 48 states to the city in 1915. For your great- grandparents, fairs were the Disneylands of their era. Set your browser to www.sanfranciscomemories.com/ppie/panamapacific.html and discover how they built the hundreds of buildings for the exposition and learn that a new car would have cost you about $390. No need for time travel; just Web travel over to the Exposition site and find out about what was going on just before America joined the Allied forces in World War I.

Visit: www.sanfranciscomemories.com/ppie/panamapacific.html
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