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Three Rifle Shots, Taps and a Final Salute

CRACK! The sound of the first rifle shot left an echo that trailed onto the horizon. We flinched just a bit when the first volley was fired, then heard the… 349 more words


What Happened Today in History . . .

For September 30th:

489 The Ostrogoths under king Theoderic the Great defeat the forces of Odoacer for the second time at Verona (Northern Italy).

737 Turgesh drive back an Umayyad invasion of Khuttal, follow them south of the Oxus and capture their baggage train. 419 more words

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What Happened Today September 26th!

46 BC Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus. 539 more words

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Teaspoon of History: September 25th

275 In Rome, the Senate proclaims Marcus Claudius Tacitus Emperor.

1066 The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England. 538 more words

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What interests you in history?

I am curious as to what others find fascinating in history?  Perhaps the first question I need to ask is what do you consider to be history? 324 more words

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Maps Show Detail of Old Mauston Brewery

Newly digitized Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Mauston, Wisconsin, provide more detail of the sprawling Mauston Brewery complex that once covered much of the land at the corner of Morris and Winsor streets along the Lemonweir River. 341 more words


The Past and Future of Mixed-Use

I figured I’d change this up from the standard construction update format. There hasn’t been enough development news tidbits this week to merit putting up a new entry; better luck next week, ladies and gents. 1,116 more words