As we are one week away from the start of college football, I couldn’t help but think about 1905 and how America almost lost the sport altogether. It’s true. Why? How did we end up keeping it? It begins with the “Big 3” back in that day of the turn of the 20th century. WhenContinue reading “TR and college football”
The United States and Great Britain after the War of 1812 frequently came into conflict during the Nineteenth Century, and it is a medium sized miracle that one of these conflicts did not end in a third Anglo-American War. The most surreal of these conflicts, beyond a doubt, is the Pig War of 1859. BothContinue reading “The Great Pig War of 1859”
“But was there ever an instance of a General running away as Gates has done from his whole army? And was there ever so precipitous a flight? One hundred and eighty miles in three days and a half. It does admirable credit to the activity of a man at his time […] August 16, 1780:Continue reading “August 16, 1780: Battle of Camden”
Prepare yourself to meet Pope’ A real American hero! Also, we’ve added closing credits to the show so give the end a listen and be amazed at how hard people work to make the show happen. Feel free to comment!
For two years Dr. Benjamin Rush labored to restore the broken friendship, of two founding fathers. In 1811, he succeeded. July 4, 1826 Friendship Restored
America has always been a dream its citizens strive for, more than a reality. The ideals behind her are good ones (liberty and the right to pursue happiness!). And although she has never been (and never will be) perfect because of the flawed people who call her home, that doesn’t really matter. She is stillContinue reading “The Founding Fathers: Imperfect Heroes”
“…until we are all free.” Those words are illustrated every year in the holiday Juneteenth. Which commemorates not the official 1865 proclamation that all American slaves were freed, but the real date two months later when the last slaves in the southwestern U.S. actually got the message. Even then, some slave owners had to beContinue reading “Until We Are All Free”
We often take it for granted that we have fresh water to drink. Children certainly do. In our chapter reading book, “Little House on the Prairie”, Pa and Mr. Scott dig a well. Learning where fresh water comes from was one thing, adding real stories and pictures about my family brought the story to life.Continue reading “Reading Aloud + Family History = The Best Learning”