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  • Almanac Aug. 3, 2015
    A summer freeze, large hail, a weak tornado, and heavy rain
    A summer freeze, large hail, a weak tornado, and heavy rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center archives here are the events that happened on August 3.1894 -...
  • A Gabion in the Hand
    A Gabion In The Hand
    The picture above is of a gabion, basically sticks woven together to form a rough barrel. These structures were originally used during the Middle Ages as a sort of mobile fortification. They were light weight and easily transported often various...
  • Almanac Aug. 2, 2015
    Large hail, a tornado, damaging wind, and a wildfire
    Large hail, a tornado, damaging wind, and a wildfire 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 Aug. 2.1927 - Morning low temperatures fall into...
  • Almanac Aug. 1, 2015
    A shipwreck, freezing temperatures, and a wildfire
    A shipwreck, freezing temperatures, and a wildfire 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 August 1.1880 -...
  • Almanac July 31, 2015
    Drought conditions, ping pong ball sized hail, and chilly air
    Drought conditions, ping pong ball sized hail, and chilly air 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 31...
  • Examining the Bill of Rights: The 7th Amendment
    Examining the Bill of Rights: The 7th Amendment
    The 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution is a relief in its simplicity. Unlike other amendments, federal law tends to accept it as not requiring interpretation. In short, it's not twisted to be appropriate to the time or to suit an...
  • CSS Shenandoah flying her battle ensign
    When the Last Confederate Furled His Battle Flag – November 6, 1865
    The last time the now controversial Confederate Battle Flag flew over an armed body of true rebel soldiers was in June, 1865. On the 23rd day of that month Brigadier General Stand Watie, a chief of the Cherokee and commander of the Cherokee...
  • Almanac July 30, 2015
    Crop damage, falling trees, and a derecho
    Crop damage, falling trees, and a derecho 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 30.1913 - Offshore...
  • Almanac July 29, 2015
    Damaging wind, heavy rain, and walnut sized hail
    Damaging wind, heavy rain, and walnut sized 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 July 29.1852 - A...
  • Janesville Daily Gazette - Dental Burglars 1915
    100 years ago burglars struck three dental offices in Oshkosh, WI
    The Janesville Daily Gazette carried a story on Tuesday August 24, 1915 that was titled "Oshkosh Dentists Burglars' Victims". The article discussed how Dr. George A. Gehbe had been robbed of $270 worth of gold and gold crowns, Dr....
  • 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...
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