Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Today's Devereaux Nuggets

October 27 ~

The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York on this day in 1927. Did you know the Friends of the Devereaux Library have provided an extensive collection of Universal Newsreels @ your library!

On this day in 1904, the New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America. See where mass transit has gone @ your library.

South Dakota School of Mines - October 27, 1983

TOTH (Tower on the Hill) dedicated, TOTH was designed by Minneapolis-based sculptor and landscape artist Andrew Leicester to represent the Black Hills-Indians, gold, paleontology, and erosion [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 167]