Deep in the Nevada desert, about 180 km north of Las Vegas, lies a military base wrapped in a veil of conspiracy and mystery, known as Area 51. People often wonder what happened there and what purpose...
The Stamp Act, which Great Britain passed in early 1765, went into effect 255 years ago this week. Many Americans know the name -- and know that it was an important escalation on the way to the...
While most Americans associate Daniel Boone with Kentucky, the famous frontiersman passed some important years in Missouri as well. Here, in an exclusive excerpt from his new book Finding Daniel Boone, Ted Franklin Belue provides a fun...
Oklahoma might seem like an unexpected place for Cold War tensions to boil over, but the state played a key role in a conflict that threatened global annihilation. There was the Altus Air...
In the spring of 1775, a small band of American soldiers set out for the shore of Lake Champlain, recruiting others to their expedition along the way and ultimately joining forces with Ethan Allen and his legendary...
During the last few months, public health experts have called for a massive, moonshot-style response to the coronavirus -- a new "Apollo program." The original push to put Americans on the moon was...
Your town is under invasion. What do you do? Hide? Flee? Not sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington! She rode through forty miles of enemy-infested territory to let her father and his regiment know that the British had laid siege...
In the age of Nixon, the Quicksilver Times, also known as the QT, was Washington, DC's second great underground newspaper. The paper published from 1969 to 1972, and from almost the first day,...
A Civil War ambulance removing the wounded. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Image sourced from African American Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. Alexander Augusta Whereas pre–Civil War, African...
Do you know the real story behind the Yellow Rose of Texas? Certainly, you’ve heard the catchy song, but, due to the salacious nature of the tale, it’s not told to Texas children with the same detail...

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