Entire Rickman Family Killed in 1960 Plane Crash

Tragedies are sadly a common part of each family’s history. One of the worst we’ve seen involved the Richard Rickman family of suburban Detroit. The entire family perished in a horrible plane crash, in full view of beachgoers in Chicago in 1960. Here are the details, originally published by The Hanneman Archive: As he prepared his six-seat Beechcraft C35 … More Entire Rickman Family Killed in 1960 Plane Crash

Ads in History: Milwaukee’s Swaffield & Russell 1857

A great way to learn about a community in history is to examine old newspaper and directory advertisements. The ad designs and content provide valuable clues to how people lived and shopped in decades and centuries past. We’ll take a regular look at old ads here at Treasured Lives. Our first ad in the series … More Ads in History: Milwaukee’s Swaffield & Russell 1857