Tag Archives: history

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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Orvieto

Home of the Etruscans Continue reading

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Big Lucy

Lucy the Elephant, Margate, N.J. Continue reading

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Irish Castles

Ruined, restored and repurposed. Continue reading

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Dublin Streets and Sights

History and culture in Ireland’s capital. Continue reading

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The Locks of Lockport

Locks 34 and 35 on the Erie Canal. Continue reading

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Of Cults, Baseball and Equal Rights: Pt. 3, Barnstorming Montana

The Kansas City Monarchs and House of David baseballers come to town. Continue reading

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Of Cults, Baseball and Equal Rights: Pt. 1, St. Louis Cardinals vs. House of David

When a 19-year old female pitcher took the mound against a team with eight future Hall of Famers. Continue reading

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Guns in America: Prohibition and Gun Control

Gun violence during Prohibition gave rise to the 1934 Federal Firearms Act.
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