1966 Ford Mustang Retractable - The retractable system was originally designed by Ben Smith, a Ford engineer who had successfully introduced the 1957 through 1959 Skyliner. Ford commissioned him to build one Mustang retractable. Ford decided not to proceed with the retractable program, because they were having such a big success with the other versions of the Mustang. Ben Smith later produced a kit to make retractables from coupes.
The Chevy small-block was first introduced in 1955 and continues to be produced over 55 years later!
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introduced to the world in 1966... step into the blizzard!
MELLERIO RUBY PARURE In 1889, King Willem III of the Netherlands commissioned Mellerio to create a parure as a 30th birthday present to his second wife, Queen Emma. Originally, the French jeweller intended to use sapphires but in the end it was decided that rubies would look more fetching with the general design.
Originally created in 1959 by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam, Trioll Dolls were introduced to the USA in the early 1960s. They became fads again in brief periods from the 1970s through the 1990s.
White "Chanel" Classic Flap Bag. In the 1920s, Coco Chanel became tired of having to carry her handbags in her arms and decided to design a handbag that freed up her hands. Inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags she added thin straps and introduced the resulting design to the market in 1929. ;)
Though Dawn Wells was stuck on Gilligan’s Island from 1964 to 1967 as Mary Ann Summers, the well-liked actress was born and raised in Reno. Wells became Miss Nevada in 1959 and also competed in the Miss America Pageant. The native Nevadan originally considered medicine as a career, but then she fell in love with drama club and decided to get a degree in theater.
BOOK OF MORMON 12 DAYS CHRISTMAS READING. Originally written as a Relief Society scripture reading program for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. It includes short summaries of the prophets from the BofM who looked forward to the coming of Christ, as well as quotes from Isaiah, Joseph Smith, and apostles today. Last day is to watch a video about Christ.