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.
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 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.
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.
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.
.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.
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.
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.
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.