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Steve Dowell (stevarino)

Joined 12 years ago from East Central Indiana

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    Moore's Creek Bridge: The American Revolution

    8 months ago

    The first Patriot victory of the American Revolution occurred at Moore's Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776.

  • 2

    The Origin of LSD and It's Effect on American Culture

    5 years ago

    Researching a compound to treat psychosis, a chemical was discovered that creates a state of psychosis - at least temporarily.

  • 4

    Mississippi River Catastrophe: The Sultana

    6 years ago

    On April 27, 1865, a Mississippi steamboat carrying over 2,400 passengers exploded, killing all but 700. The fate of the Sultana would make it the worst maritime disaster in US history.

  • 3

    The Decline and Fall of Arthur Andersen

    21 months ago

    At one time, "Big Eight" accounting firm Arthur Andersen was larger than the other seven combined. Then came the Enron and WorldCom debacles, bringing about the downfall of the International Giant.

  • 8

    A Creek Named Chickamauga

    4 years ago

    A small creek in northern Georgia, used by the Cherokees to quell the effects of smallpox but merely hastening their fate, came to be the site of the second costliest battle on American soil.

  • KAL #007 - What Really Happened?

    KAL #007 - What Really Happened?

    7 years ago

    First denied by the Russians, then later confirmed, Korean Air Liner flight #007 was shot down by a Soviet Su015 after allegedly violating USSR airspace.

  • 2

    Queen Victoria's Longest Day

    3 years ago

    At the pinnacle of Victorian England's Imperial expansion, one of the most humiliating losses in British military history occurred, followed, on the same day, by one of it's most celebrated victories.

  • 5

    Cincinnati's Golden Days of Broadcasting

    5 years ago

    Before Oprah, there was Ruth, before Letterman, there was "Paul Baby" and long before "WKRP Cincinnati" there was WLW Cincinnati - "The Big One". Read this narrative of the Golden Years of Cincinnati's power house broadcasting super stations and the legacies that are evident today.

  • 9

    Bennett Place, the Second Appomattox

    2 years ago

    The end of the American Civil War is commonly associated with the surrender of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. However, it is not as widely known of a greater battle and it's subsequent pact signed further south in a humble farmhouse in Virginia's neighboring...

  • 8

    Fighting Fire With Fire - Red Adair

    3 years ago

    Many only know the name from John Wayne's depiction of him in the 1968 movie "Hellfighters", but the legendary Paul Neal "Red" Adair was the best in the business when it came to extinguishing horrific oil fires.

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    Lew Wallace - Romantic Warrior

    2 years ago

    Attorney, Soldier, Statesman, Romantic - Lewis Wallace was the creator of an American literary masterpiece, a leader through changing historic times and one of the great prides of the Hoosier state.

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    Stepping Back 200 Years: Mississenewa 1812

    7 months ago

    According to the Mississenewa Battlefield Society, the annual fall "Mississenewa 1812" festival on the banks of the Mississenewa River commemorating the first recorded American victory of the War of 1812, is an "...award winning premier living history event in the state of Indiana..."

  • Somerton Mystery

    Somerton Mystery

    7 years ago

    "The Beaumont Children", a hub published several months ago on, sparked the motivation for this article. Taking place at Somerton, South Australia, in 1966, the similarities were striking enough to bring the case of "Somerton Man" to mind. Perhaps the two are unrelated, but it is...

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    Tackling Writer's Block

    5 years ago

    Tackling Writer's Block, a brief treatise on motivation for the civilian journalist. When inspiration hits it sometimes quickly passes, yet a writer must somehow maintain diligence and keep on keepin' on.


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