Author Archives: Ken Dowell

Spammers Break the Phone

There were 5 billion robocalls placed in the U.S. in November. Continue reading

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Remembering Roosevelt Stadium, Jackie Robinson and Johnny Temple

Organized baseball’s color barrier was torn down here. Continue reading

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The Consequence of Unintended Consequences

What to do now that the internet has gone south. Continue reading

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What to Think of Thomas Edison

The man, the book, the movie Continue reading

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The Bloomers: Baseball’s Barnstorming Women

The Bloomer Girls didn’t always win, but they filled the ball parks wherever they played.
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Segregating Baseball: Little Giants and White Stockings

The 1887 exhibition game that defined race relations in baseball. Continue reading

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One and Done: The Newark Peppers

A relocated team in an outlaw league playing in a city never considered major league. Continue reading

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Palazzo Vecchio

The seat of power in Florence Continue reading

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Tuscany Farm and Castle

Fattoria Poggio Alloro and Castello di Oliveto Continue reading

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Orvieto

Home of the Etruscans Continue reading

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