Friday, June 25, 2021

American History

American History is discovered in compelling articles that span the Colonial Era until 5 minutes ago! See Spanish, French, British, Dutch and Swiss Colonies become one nation. This fresh journey traces the nation’s birth on the Eastern Seaboard to its early 19th century childhood and political development. Follow its adolescence when the Civil War threatened her existence. See westward expansion spurred by “Manifest Destiny”. Study the 20th Century adult years when the promising young ideals of freedom were severely tested. Watch 21st Century America influence the world and see if this “greatest experiment in government” continues to be the brightest beacon of freedom. This is your safe haven to discuss social and economic issues and yes, even religion and politics!

1907 Deadly Coal Mine Disasters

Hundreds of Italian and Hungarian immigrants were among the 601 workers killed in the record breaking 1907 West Virginia and Pennsylvania coal mine explosions. As...

Juan Seguín and Mariano Vallejo: Foreigners in their Country

Juan Seguín and Mariano Vallejo embodied the plight of the American-born descendants of Mexicans during the western expansion of the United States. While both...

Old Town San Diego

Minutes north of downtown San Diego lies a historic state park restored to its original condition with authentic buildings and docents in period garb. Before...

The Golden Gate Bridge’s Halfway to Hell Club

During the building of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA, 19 men were saved by the use of a safety net. These...

Theodore Roosevelt: Shapes Up the Early Twentieth Century

When President William McKinley was assassinated he left behind an unfinished agenda. However, he had a maverick Vice President to take care of business. Optimistic...

Rare Facts about George Washington

Many things have been written about George Washington. Most are true while some are myths and legends created after his death. Some key facts...

The Bender Family of Cherryvale, Kansas

On the side of the road near Cherryvale, Kansas a marker stands recognizing the gruesome murders that occurred in that tiny town from 1871...

John Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid: Abolitionist Leader Tried to Start a Slave Rebellion in...

On October 16, 1859, John Brown and a handfull of followers tried to seize the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The Raid failed, but...

Thank You, Mr. Bonaparte

Thanks to Napoleon Bonaparte, and other historical notables, our birthplaces might be determined by when we were born. The way I see it, Bonaparte started...

Tucson, Arizona’s Place in Aviation History

On December 17, 1903 at 10:35 a.m., the Wright Brothers made their historic 12-second motorized flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Surprisingly, it was only...