Life in the City

Life in the City

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  • Life in the City
  • The first oil had actually been discovered by the Chinese in 600 B.C. and transported in pipelines made from bamboo. However, Colonel Drake’s heralded discovery of oil in Pennsylvania in 1859 and the Spindletop discovery in Texas in 1901 set the stage for the new oil economy.
  • No way! Is that oil?
  • Life In the City
  • In 1752, to prove that lightning was electrical, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a thunderstorm.
  • Life In the City
  • Ya know, we should make a typewriter!
  • That is a great idea! I will help you make it!
  • Oil
  • Life in the City
  • Electricity
  • Life in the City
  • Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee with the assistance of his friends Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule invented their first typewriter.
  • Typewriter
  • Life in the City
  • The Brooklyn Bridge took more than a decade to build, cost the life of its designer, John A. Roebling, and was constantly criticized by skeptics who predicted the entire structure was going to collapse into New York's East River.
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone on March 10, 1876.
  • Thomas Edison
  • Thomas Edison was a famous inventor that invented things such as he light bulb, the phonograph, etc. In this scene you can see Edison working on the light bulb.
  • Skyscrapers
  • Wow! The Brooklyn Bridge is beautiful!
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