Category Archives: History

Elizabeth Warren’s Maternal Ancestors

She claims to have Indian blood through her mother so that side of her family is shown here. All were always found in all records as white. They were never found in any Cherokee records or listed as Indian. The … Continue reading

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New tests at Jesus’s presumed tomb back traditional beliefs

Scientific testing at what is believed to be Jesus’s tomb dates material there to the fourth century, supporting traditional beliefs surrounding the site, an expert involved in the study said on Tuesday. The study offers no further evidence whether or … Continue reading

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NYC parking

-Abby

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Bronco Sue Yonkers

Bronco Sue Yonkers, aka: Sue Warfield, Sue Rapier, Sue Stone, Sue Black (1854-??) – A lusty Welsh girl who turned the heads of men and could shoot as well as any of them, Bronco Sue left a trail of unlucky … Continue reading

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Here ya go, Alemaster

These never before seen pictures from the Vietnam War show the spectacular artwork that helicopter pilots painted on their choppers during the brutal conflict. Images daubed on helicopters included popular cartoon characters such as the Incredible Hulk, Road Runner and … Continue reading

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Boot Hill

Back in the wild old days you found one on the new town’s outskirts and one where the cattle trail came down to the ford, and one was at the summit of the pass. There was another on the mesa … Continue reading

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Great big balls

Man, I can feel the adrenaline in my palms and soles of my feet just looking at this. -Abby

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Atlanta, before that bitch Sherman burned it

-Abby

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And now you know…

In medieval times blue was the color of purity, sincerity and loyalty. Brides across Europe wore this color to symbolize their innocence. But when Queen Anne of France wore a white dress at her third wedding, tradition started to change. … Continue reading

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A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one

On October 17, 1814, a three-story-high vat of beer exploded inside a London brewery and unleashed a tidal wave of porter that killed eight people in the neighboring tenements. Take a look back at one of history’s strangest disasters. MORE

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Henry Gunther

Henry Nicholas John Gunther (June 6, 1895 – November 11, 1918) was an American soldier and the last soldier of any of the belligerents to be killed during World War I. He was killed at 10:59 a.m., one minute before … Continue reading

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Oliver Milton Lee

Oliver Milton Lee (1865-1941) – Rancher, law officer, probable outlaw, state legislator, and businessman, Oliver Lee was the son of a California 49’er from New York. He was raised in Buffalo Gap, Texas and his father died when he was … Continue reading

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On This Day

On this day in 1912, the XIT Ranch of Texas, once among the largest ranches in the world, sells its last head of cattle. Despite the popular image of the cattle rancher as an independent and self-reliant pioneer, big-city capitalists … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in ancient Rome…..

There is no doubt about the importance of ancient Roman advances in science, technology, and philosophy. On the other hand, some aspects of their lifestyle and habits remain controversial. The ancient Roman Empire was truly a force to be reckoned … Continue reading

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Speaking of ol’ Al…..

Alfred Griner Packer (1842-1907) – Prospector and guide in the Rocky Mountains during the 1870s, Alfred Packer confessed to cannibalism during the winter of 1874. Packer was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1842, one of three children … Continue reading

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A cheap and easy update

-Dave

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Sluicing

During the major gold rushes of the 1800s, the miners did not have the conveniences of modern design and technology like we have today. Things like the modern sluice box that we use today were not available to them, so … Continue reading

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Sir Douglas Bader

Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL (/ˈbɑːdər/; 21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War. He was credited with … Continue reading

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Snowshoe Thompson

Out of all the skiers who have carved the slopes around Lake Tahoe, the most famous is undoubtedly John “Snowshoe” Thompson, the legendary skiing mailman of the Sierra Nevada. When it came to traveling in the wintry mountains, he was … Continue reading

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The Griswold & Gunnison Revolver

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