Category Archives: History

John Fremont

John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, military officer, and politician. He was a US Senator from California, and in 1856 was the first Republican candidate for President of the United … Continue reading

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Becoming a POW

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A woman’s work is never done

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Then there were 3 Irishmen that bravely fought off their rescuers…..

On a late afternoon in October 1814, in one of the craziest events in the history of beer, a small slum neighborhood located in the heart of London was tragically struck by a 570-ton wave of beer when a three-story … Continue reading

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Under Siege At Khe Sanh

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George Company at the Frozen Chosin Reservoir

In contrast to today’s safe spaces and triggered behavior, sixty-nine years ago a forgotten generation from a forgotten war pushed the limits of human endurance–demonstrating American resilience and true grit. This company of Marines braved 30-degree-below temperatures, withstood Chinese human-wave … Continue reading

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Gunslingers of the Old Wild West

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Last Woolworth’s Lunch Counter

The Five & Dime Antique Mall in Bakersfield, California, is filled with retro treasures. But for those who want to experience the past firsthand, the store also offers a piece of living history: the last operational Woolworth’s lunch counter. MORE … Continue reading

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Henry Newton Brown

Henry Newton Brown (1857 – April 30, 1884) was an American Old West gunman who played the roles of both lawman and outlaw during his life. Brown was raised in Cold Springs Township, in Phelps County, ten miles south of … Continue reading

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What a great picture

A “one-of-a-kind” tintype photo of notorious Old West outlaw Billy the Kid playing cards with his gang is going under the hammer with a reported $1 million price tag. The photo from 1877 — only the second confirmed image of … Continue reading

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173rd Airborne LRRP Ranger & Attack Helicopter Crews

From the comments by one of the readers: At the 8:48 spot is CPT Tom Roy, Captain (retired Colonel) Roy was on his second tour in RVN assigned to Casper Flight of the 173rd Airborne. His first tour was as … Continue reading

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Why the Pilgrims Abandoned Common Ownership for Private Property

Next year at this time, Americans will mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in 1620 and the subsequent founding of the Plymouth colony by English Separatists we know as the Pilgrims. They, of course, became the … Continue reading

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Man’s best friend

Researchers in Sweden have shared incredible photos of the ancient canine after finding it in the Siberian permafrost in summer last year. After studying it, they aren’t sure whether the ‘amazingly well-preserved’ creature (with a full set of teeth) is … Continue reading

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Billy Wilson

David Lawrence Anderson (1862 – June 4, 1918) was a 19th-century American outlaw, better known under the alias Billy Wilson, who rode with Billy the Kid following the Lincoln County War. In his later years, he also served as a … Continue reading

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And the World Wept…..

Boston, MA – -( – On November 26, 1926, John Moses Browning passed away in Liege, Belgium, at the age of 71. Hailed today as the greatest arms inventor of all time, John came by his profession honestly: his father … Continue reading

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A Grunt’s Story

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Clifton Cliff Jail

The small mining town of Clifton, Arizona, had a problem. When people were convicted of crimes there or in the neighboring town of Morenci, they weren’t sentenced to time in prison. Instead, they were ordered to work for a certain … Continue reading

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Roy Gardner

Roy G. Gardner (January 5, 1884 – January 10, 1940) was an American criminal active during the 1920s. He stole a total of more than $350,000 in cash and securities and several times escaped from custody. He is said to … Continue reading

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Just a bit nippy out there

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The Last Hours of JEB Stuart

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