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  • Plaque commemorating Cobb Avenue High School
    50 years after graduation: A bonding in this company town
    Anniston, Alabama was built as a private town in 1872 by the Woodstock Iron Company. In fact it was the first town in Alabama with electricity in 1882. The town did not go public until 1883. The Woodstock Iron Company employed both blacks and...
  • A Well Dressed Johnny Reb
    A Well Dressed Johnny Reb
    The photo above is a representation of what a regular Confederate Infantry Soldier would have looked like. Notice the nice clean uniform, the musket, canteen, nice hat, bayonet hanging from his belt, even a backpack to hold his rations and...
  • Almanac July 28, 2015
    Large hail, washed out train tracks, a waterspout and strong wind
    Large hail, washed out train tracks, a waterspout and strong wind top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on July 28.1949 - Heavy thunderstorms...
  • The Alamo, symbol of the Texas Revolution
    Catch this popular exhibit at the Dallas Historical Society before it ends
    Don't miss the opportunity to see authentic artifacts from "Texas in the Time of Revolution," an exhibit displaying historic items that survived the battles between Mexico and Texas in 1836. Among the artifacts on display are the...
  • Almanac 27 July 2015
    A shipwreck, tornadoes, lightning, and record heat
    A shipwreck, tornadoes, lightning, and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on July 27.1884 - The...
  • Treasure Diver Carl Fismer shares his stories in the Florida Keys
    Treasure Diver Carl Fismer shares his stories in the Florida Keys
    Treasure Diver Carl Fismer has traveled the world seeking treasure on shipwrecks buried beneath the sea. Sometimes basedmiles offshore and sometimes on a ship within view of land, Fismer is armed with historical maps and archival information dug...
  • Almanac 26 July 2015
    A shipwreck, waterspouts, torrential rainfall and golf ball sized hail
    A shipwreck, waterspouts, torrential rainfall and golf ball sized hail top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on July 26.1885 - The wood,...
  • Delta Bessborough
    Room Report: Delta Bessborough Hotel Saskatoon, Canada
    Arrival Experience: Perched along the edge of the mighty South Saskatchewan River, this former "railroad hotel" is a grande dame that has lived decades of history and forges on. It is often referred to as the Bessborough, or simply, the ...
  • Almanac 24 July 2015
    Extreme heat, a shipwreck and a severe thunderstorm
    Extreme heat, a shipwreck and a severe thunderstorm top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on July 24.1902 - The wood, bulk freight Henry J....
  • Live with honor
    How things are changing for good or bad
    David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, wroteThe America My Grandchildren Will Never Know. Below are some excerpts, shared with permission, from what he wrote, some things to pause and consider as things continue to change at breakneck speed."...
  • Almanac 23 July 2015
    Wind gusts, hailstones and a tornado
    Wind gusts, hailstones and a tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on July 23.1883 - A half mile wide violent tornado killed three...
  • Almanac 22 July 2015
    A chilly day, high wind, a microburst and a tornado
    A chilly day, high wind, a microburst and a tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here events that happened on July 22.1909 - Bergland...
  • Almanac 21 July 2015
    Lightning injury, large hail, record heat, and a drowning
    Lightning injury, large hail, record heat, and a drowning top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 21.1909 - 6.72 inches of rain fell in Ironwood...
  • Mystery shipwreck: Talk about a story of the ancient mariner, artifacts full of history
    Mystery shipwreck: Ancient remains of ship found, history of once 'new' America
    A mystery shipwreck has people everywhere looking not only down into the watery depths this week, but also glancing back into the past. The ancient remains of a sunken ship roughly a mile under the ocean have been brought up to the surface, not...
  • A Tank Getting Towed
    Even Tanks Have Bad Days
    Don't you hate when this happens?This photo was taken by William Hatfield during one of his three tours in Vietnam. Serving a US Naval Hospital Corpsman he spent most of his time in country serving as a medic attached to various Marine units....
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