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  • Almanac
    Large hail, tornadoes, and record rain
    Large hail, tornadoes, and record rain 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 May 25.1896 - An estimated F5...
  • Almanac
    Tornado death, ice floe shipwreck, and record temperatures
    Tornado death, ice floe shipwreck, and record temperatures top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 24.1890 - One person was injured as a...
  • Joy Harris' "A Culinary History of Florida"
    Florida's food history: 500 years of good eats in the Sunshine State
    From barbecued alligator to Key lime pie, Florida's culinary history is as diverse as the people who have called the state home. In her beautifully illustrated new book, "A Culinary History of Florida:Prickly Pears, Datil Peppers &...
  • Almanac
    Large hail and record rain, destroyed barns, and cold air
    Large hail and record rain, destroyed barns, and cold air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Serviceand Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 23.1963 ...
  • Bill Dalton of the Dalton Gang
    Held up by outlaw Bill Dalton’s ghost
    The engineer and fireman both agreed that it was Bill Dalton’s ghost that held up an Iron Mountain train and delayed it for about 45 minutes back in June 1901. The superintendent of the railroad said he knew better, and that the only spirit...
  • Libertarian Country?
    'What would a libertarian country look like?'
    LauraKY asks on an online discussion thread "What would a libertarian country look like?"First, non-statist anarchist, voluntaryist and agorist libertarians would note that "libertarian country" is an oxymoron and then go on to...
  • Almanac
    A snowstorm, a shipwreck, and a cold May day
    A snowstorm, a shipwreck, and a cold May day top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 22.1883 - A very late season snowstorm hit Detroit with...
  • Almanac
    Tornadoes, the latest opening to the shipping season, and record rainfall
    Tornadoes, the latest opening to the shipping season, and record rainfall top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Serviceand Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened...
  • Almanac
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 20.1975 - A tornado injured one person as it destroyed...
  • Almanac
    A deadly tornado, ping pong ball sized hail, and snow flurries
    A deadly tornado, ping pong ball sized hail, and snow flurries top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 19.1906 - After the previous day of...
  • Reenactment of the Aug. 17, 1864 Battle of Gainesville at the Matheson History Museum
    A Civil War battle took place in our backyard
    In the history of the Civil War--like so many topics in history--Florida is usually overshadowed by other Southern states. However, Florida was the third state to secede from the Union and it became an important supplier to the Confederacy.Each...
  • Almanac
    Latest snow, shipwrecks and large hail
    Latest snow, shipwrecks and large hail 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 May 18.1894 - The wooden...
  • Gay City State Park
    Fishing for history in Hebron’s Gay City State Park
    With April 11 marking the beginning of fishing season here in Connecticut, enthusiasts have flocked to their nearest rivers, lakes, and ponds in pursuit of trout, bass, perch, and the inevitable sunfish that are all too common to the local waters....
  • Almanac
    Microburst winds, fires, feet of snow, and record heat
    Microburst winds, fires, feet of snow, and record heat 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 May 17.1906 - The spring across the U.P. was...
  • Almanac
    A tornado, snow, heavy fog, and strong wind
    A tornado, snow, heavy fog, 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 May 16.1905 - The composite, bulk freight Thomas W. Palmer,...
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