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  • Almanac
    Shipwrecks, a deadly tornado and record cold
    Shipwrecks, a deadly tornado and record cold 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 October 2.1880 - A tornado cut a 15 mile long path of...
  • Col. Abel Delos Streight
    Some North Alabama Confederate Battle Sites
    North Alabama has several Civil War battle sites among them being theBattle of Day’s Gap – April 30, 1863.Union Col. Abel D. Streight led a provisional brigade on a raid to cutthe Western & Atlantic Railroad that supplied Gen....
  • The Ghost of Arbacoochee
    The Ghost of Arbacoochee
    As with many "ghost towns" Arbacoochee, Alabama has a legend and it is ofa mysterious ghost who played on a violin following a deadly crime in theearly gold rush town.Legend is that in the late 1800's the sound of a violin could...
  • Gold Mine Worker Recalls Bama “Rush” Days
    Gold Mine Worker Recalls Bama “Rush” Days
    Former gold mine worker, 81-year old John Barrett, recalled in aninterview in 1974 of his days working in a gold mine along Gold MineBranch in Randolph County.Barrett told the interviewer that he started working at the mine in1906 and actually...
  • St James Hotel
    Arizona ghost hunter travels: Ghosts of the St James Hotel in Cimarron NM part 3
    It had been eleven years since the last visit to the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, New Mexico. There had been new owners, upgrades to rooms, and the dining room area expanded to accommodate the community. But, upon stepping through the front door,...
  • Remains of Foundation
    Little Remains of Once Thriving Community
    There is little to indicate that the community of Rock Run in CherokeeCounty was once a thriving industrial town.From 1874 to the mid 1920s the town flourished. The iron foundry/furnace was destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War but was...
  • Former Army Chief and Secretary of State George Marshall
    Today in history: Marshall declares hunger worst enemy of peace
    On this day in history, Secretary of State George Marshall called upon Americans to fight the remaining enemy from World War II: hunger. Still reeling from the destruction of the war, nations in Europe were suffering food shortages.Drought had...
  • President Harry Truman urges less food waste
    Truman: wasting less can feed the hungry
    On this day in history, October 1, 1947, President Harry Truman hosted a special meeting at the White House about hunger. He met with the newly formed Citizen's Food Committee.Their goal was to stop the wasting of food. Europe was facing a...
  • Almanac
    Frigid temperatures, snowflakes and several shipwrecks
    Frigid temperatures, snowflakes and several shipwrecks 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 October 1.1843 - The wooden brig Albany,...
  • Mark Twain City Park
    Jamestown, Tennessee is the conception place of Mark Twain
    Jamestown is a small, rural town in northern Tennessee. It was established in 1823 as the county seat for Fentress County. Although the town is an easy and beautiful drive, most Chattanoogans do not consider Jamestown as an exciting day trip. What...
  • John & Margaret Price House
    Mid-Century Modern house in Salt Lake City to be on historic register
    The John and Margaret Price House was built in 1959 and is located at 2691 E. St. Mary’s Way. The house is a multi-level brick residence with a style most closely associated with Wrightian (Frank Lloyd Wright) Modern, particularly influenced...
  • National Park Service New Itinerary
    National Park Service: New Online Itinerary Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage
    From early Pacific Islander settlements and Native Hawaiian sacred places, to the First Transcontinental Railroad, to Japanese Relocation Centers, to neighborhoods rich in history and tradition, Asian and Pacific Islander peoples have contributed...
  • World War II refugees
    French nun a hero for saving hungry war victims
    A father, searching for his two missing daughters, needed a miracle. World War II was raging. The Nazi German army had sent the girls' mother off to the gas chamber. This desperate father had to find his girls quickly. He arrived at Sister...
  • Liberator
    Jose G. Artigas is a hero that we should remember during Hispanic Heritage Month
    America is a melting pot, for there are many different people from diverse cultures living in this nation. We should always remember the lessons that our ancestors taught us and the cultural traditions that they passed on to us. During Hispanic...
  • Almanac
    Snowflakes, shipwrecks, record heat and waterspouts
    Snowflakes, shipwrecks, record heat and waterspouts 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 September 29.1869 - The wood scow-schooner, 2-mast...