The four young Coast Guardsmen barely spoke. It was February 18, 1952, and they were driving from the Chatham Lifeboat Station to the fish pier across town. Ervin Maske, Andy Fitzgerald, Richard Livesey...
How could a history of a cruiser, even one named for Houston, be part of local Houston history? US cities have had US Navy warships named after them almost as long as there has been a United...
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...
Why all the secrecy around Area 51? It’s just desert airfield for flight tests and evaluation of cutting-edge aviation technology. Well, not exactly. For Americans, conspiracy theories are second only to true crime and ghost stories. And...
As the old saying goes, “not all heroes wear capes.” And even tough Sam Houston, the biggest hero in Texas, would occasionally don a cloak, this is true in the Lone Star State. Throughout the history of Texas, heroes of...
Hoosier native Paul Baer was a pilot of many firsts, eventually becoming a famous aviator and the American military’s first flying ace. Born into a modest midwestern family in the late 1800s, Baer...
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...
Two brothers played an important role in the Civil War While many institutions of higher education made great sacrifices during the Civil War, few can boast of the dedication and effort made by the...
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,...
In the early decades of the 1700s, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, and England reached into all corners of the globe. While Spain arrived in the New World first, France and England soon followed and brought their centuries-long...

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