Category Archives: History

Jesse Evans

Jesse Evans (born c. 1853; date of death unknown, disappeared 1882) was an outlaw and gunman of the Old West, and leader of the Jesse Evans Gang. He has received some attention due to his disappearance in 1882, after which … Continue reading

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CASTAWAY – U.S. Navy WWII Survival Film

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Closure

The last time anyone saw three newly-rediscovered military aircraft, U.S. forces were pummeling Japanese targets in the western Pacific during World War II. “Operation Hailstone” in February 1944 was a decisive victory for the U.S. But it came at a … Continue reading

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Six Medieval Arrowheads

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Camp Douglas – Union Army POW Camp

I posted a video yesterday about Andersonville POW camp, and was asked by a reader to do one on one of the Union army camps. I asked for a link to a video and was obliged by Whynot. Here you … Continue reading

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Secret War in Laos

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Heck Thomas

Henry Andrew “Heck” Thomas (January 3, 1850 – August 14, 1912) was a lawman on the American frontier, most notably in Oklahoma. MORE

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Andersonville Prison

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Carlos Hathcock

Damn it, I was in town this afternoon and forgot my Friday Vietnam post.

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The Vice-Laden West

From whiskey, drugs, sporting women, and outlaws, to scandal, sex, sin, and saloons, the Wicked West was filled with both glitz and grits. Though the vast majority of frontier settlers were hard working men and women, there were plenty of … Continue reading

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A hidden treasure

WASHINGTONVILLE, Pa. (Video from WNEP via CNN) — A blighted bar in an eastern Pennsylvania town was on the brink of being demolished until a contractor pulled back a few layers and discovered something much more historic. It was a … Continue reading

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Mad Dog Dave Dolby – Medal of Honor

David Charles Dolby (May 14, 1946 – August 6, 2010) was a United States Army soldier who received the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Vietnam War. Dolby was born on May 14, … Continue reading

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Ira Aten

Ira Aten was born on 3 September 1862 in Illinois. Aten’s father, Austin Aten, a Methodist minister circuit rider, moved the family to Texas in 1876, settling near Round Rock. In 1878 Ira witnessed the death of outlaw Sam Bass. … Continue reading

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And now you know…..

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Try that with a .380

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Gun Trucks of Vietnam

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Chris Evans

Christopher Evans (February 19, 1847 – February 9, 1917), a native of Bells Corners near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, was an American farmer and teamster turned outlaw. He was the leader of the Evans-Sontag Gang. MORE

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SF, SEAL, Marine Recon & NZSAS home movies

Good videos and great music.

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And now you know…

Personal hygiene in the 1700s was heavily maintained through a complicated balance of practicality, religious belief, and social position. Men and women living in colonial America washed their bodies and clothes with varying degrees of regularity, often falling victim to … Continue reading

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Maj, Richard ‘Dick’ Meadows

Major Richard J. “Dick” Meadows’ exploits were legendary. Joining the Army at the age of 15 in 1947, he was assigned to the 456th Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. Volunteering for Korea, he subsequently deployed with the 674th Field … Continue reading

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