In 1888, no one had radar or weather forecasts. Nothing told families spread out across the prairie that weather would be turning for the worse or if precipitation was incoming. On January 12, 1888, the northern plains of Minnesota, Dakotas and Nebraska experienced unseasonably warm weather. People flocked outside to work on outdoor projects after … Continue reading And You Thought it Snowed a Lot this Winter? Not as Much as 1888.
Missouri born and bred, Harry S. Truman led a long and interesting life. Mostly known as the president who sent the order to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to put an end to World War II, Truman's life is a fascinating narration of the American life transitioning from the 19th into … Continue reading Truman: A Less Than Famous President With an Infamous Legacy
The Civil War is typically seen through the eyes of Abraham Lincoln and his frustrations with his generals in the time leading up to and including the first half of the war. It's a long period of time, and usually the period of victory for the north is lost in the rush to close out … Continue reading The General Who Won the War: and Kept the Country Together After
Before automobiles, the telephone, electricity or any large earth moving construction equipment of any kind, the United States undertook one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. They connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the country of Panama. https://youtu.be/wJ_W9gIH3WA In the same way that setting out to put a man on the moon was … Continue reading How Do You Build a Canal Before Power Equipment?