A Traveling Salesman sees a woman apparently crossing the highway and disappear. He is troubled by the incident and makes some surprising discoveries. The woman remains a mystery.
Oquawka, Illinois is a village on the Mississippi River fairly close to Burlington, Iowa. It most interesting attraction is a monument dedicated to a circus elephant which was killed by lightening.
Bakersfield, California is near the southern edge of the San Joaquin valley in Kern County California. Where the city now stands was swampland but the vision of Colonel Thomas Baker turned it into valuable property and led to the city it is today. this hub tells the stoy of the Colonel and the...
Saluki dogs are sight hounds that were originally used for hunting game. They are fast as evidenced by the use of them in hunting Gazelles. They originated in the east and are one of the oldest breeds in existence. They have been found as mummies in Egypt.
The early history of the telephone from tin can and string until the 20th Century. Along with the technical and legal matters that entered into where we have come, a few personal observations.
Frederick Jackson Turner and the frontier in American history. The significance of the frontier was the subject of this historians study which influenced the field of History for a long time.
African Americans have been conspicuously absent from histories of the west. They are not much represented in fiction either. Many people think they ere not there, but they were.
Cattle drives of the 1800's were a rather short but romantic period in Western American History. As railroads expanded out and rail heads were more available the drives became less important.
Rock Island is a Ghost town situated in Door County, Wisconsin in Lake Michigan. It has a history of very early European exploration and Native American inhabitants.
The Winnebago War was primarily about attacks on some civilians. It was brief and took place in the Upper Mississippi River region, in what is now Wisconsin.
The U.S Marine Corps has a Bulldog as mascot. Many other services have animals as mascots.This article tells about mascots and their meaning.
Wolf-dog hybrids are somewhat controversial. In some places, they are even banned. In this article, I try to relate an objective view about them.
An early explorer explained that the Hare Dog was fond of being caressed and rubbed on the back against you like a cat. They loved everyone they met. This was a way to identify the Hare dog years ago.
Daylight savings time has a long history.Does it really result in saving or is it just an annoyance?
Butter substitute, Oleo Margarine over the years has been controversial and sometimes regulated. Color was regulated in some places.
The American mind is very influenced by the image of the small farmer.Todays reality is a far cry from the image.
There was a gold rush in Montana about the time of the civil war.Some gold finds were made by Confederate soldiers who were paroled during the war.
Employment as teenagers is a time to learn about the world, people and work. state civil service and the grain exchange was the beginning for me.Next was clothing sales on the road.
Sara has to deal with proving her uncle was murdered.Her uncle,a newspaper publisher in a small town in the old west is dead. With the help of her uncle's typesetter she continues the paper and the search for the truth of her uncle's death.
A pioneer in civil rights and an early example of feminism which might not match the modern model.Susan b. anthony haas earned a place in American history.
A tobacconist had an argument with a minister that led to this hoax.The minister declaed there had once been giants roaming the earth. So, he made a giant of his own and a sensational fabrication.
.De Tocqueville is one of the most important people in American history. These quotes, reflect much of the political issues today.Schooling in the U.S. fails to address these political questions.
Give until it hurts. That is the basis of real charity.To just give what you will not miss is not true charity.
A small number of Irving's tales are popular but I think he is an overlooked writer otherwise. He is one of the early American literary figures and some of his stories are uniquely American.
George Catlin's Native American paintings did contribute to understanding the plains Indians who made impressive subjects for painters.The country is improved by his pictures of the plains Indians..
This is a true life story about the excavation of the Town of Timbucktoo, in NJ.It is a story of the underground railroad in the times of slavery.Artifacts have recently been found there to show that there was a town of African American residents.
Asbury led all the Methodists in America for the next thirty-two years. His leadership was opposed when some prominent members challenged his idea for a ruling council.
With all the publicity of child stars such as Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan along with the recent death of Gary Coleman I’m reminded of discussions my wife and I had about what gives with child stars
Neopope was Chief Blackhawks lietenat He possibly sent false reports to the chief His false reports may have contributed to the start of the black Hawk war.
Stone City Grant Wood and gran Wood art are the subjects of this hub.Grant Wood american Gothic is one of the most familiar works of art for most Americans.
Bluff country is an area in Minnesota which starts on the Mississippi river across from LaCrosse Wisconsin. It has hill that one does not expect in the mid-west and is much like being in the mountains.
How many think about cranberries in Wisconsin. They are a somewhat important industry for this small city. This pleasant small city is close to the middle of the state and has been part of the paper industry as well as agriculture.
Rogers was born November 1879 as William Penn Adair Rogers,the son of a prominent Indian Territory family, in what is now Oklahoma. He reminds me much of Mark Twain...
Dd had a strong ambition to be an artist. Well, he was an artist but he had hoped to make a living at it. He did become a phot engraver which certainly took art ability.
Great among Michigan sites to see is Sault sainte Marie. It is on the lake and connected to a sister city in Canada by an international bridge. It was a fur trading route.
One of the most popular mystery figures in books and television is Perry Mason.He was created by an author who is himself a lawyer. Perry Mason live on in books and television reruns.
Apparent bully,reckless and disagreeable. The makeup of a folk hero are often illogical.He was bigger than life.
A Swedish girl writes home about her trip to America. Although Marie does not mention the names of the ships it would appear that she probably took the S/S Juno of the Wilson line from Trondheim, Norway to Hull,...
Heroism was hard on a simple Yuma Indian, Ira Hayes. The government had him as a hero for public relations but he found it hard to be the person thqt he was portrayed to be.
People have come to America seeking a renewal of the garden of eden. Several communities have tried to create a perfect society but few laasted very long.
Diabetes has had great strides in treatment. Although there is no known cure it is easier to cope with than in the past.Diet and exercise are essential.
Burl Ives was a unique name in popular American music in the 1950's as a folk and pop singer. He later made a big name as an actor but strangely was overlooked during the 1960's folk revival.
Between the Civil War and the 1800's the cowboy was the national symbol.With the cowboy image came the gunslinger image.This is an attempt to explain the relationship.
Many towns have foreign names, many bear names of Indians and Indian tribes, and some are named for their founders. Whatever the names, I believe the names of towns all have a story behind them.
Dick Turpin was an 18th Century highwayman and seems representative of the hero worship the English of the period gave to outlaws. and seems to me to be a part of a continuing legend of the outlaw.