Author Archives: Ken Dowell

Guns in America: Prominent Americans Shooting Each Other Up

Burr and Hamilton were not the only prominent American leaders to kill or be killed in a duel.,
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Guns in America: The Americanization of the Duel

When the first European colonists came to America they brought with them a rather definitive dispute resolution process known as dueling.
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Guns in America: Who Fired the First Shot?

Columbus? Ponce de Leon? The Pilgrims? Continue reading

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A Few Curious Bits of Baseball History

Play Ball exhibit at History Colorado Center Continue reading

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

buy me some peanuts and an over-priced hat… Continue reading

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14 Reasons to Love Minor League Baseball

Bring your dog, catch a ball, and do the YMCA. Continue reading

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TILT! The History of Pinball

With photos from Asbury Park’s Silverball Museum. Continue reading

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217 Steps and an Oceanfront View

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Housing Policy and Segregation: New Jersey, a Case Study

40+ years after the landmark Mt. Laurel ruling, New Jersey remains a segregated state.
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Hawaiian Flowers in the Bronx

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden Continue reading

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