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A Very Rough Ride

The air was thick, damp — the temperature sweltering on the 1st of July. The cavalrymen, forced to leave their mounts behind for lack of transport, suffered from exhaustion, struggled through… 731 more words

Teddy Roosevelt on Halloween in Dakota Territory

I’m looking at some of the original Teddy Roosevelt documents this evening from Bismarck, this provided by the glorious Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University in western North Dakota. 419 more words

Seven Important Things You Didn't Know About Kangaroos.

We all learned in grade school that kangaroos live in Australia and carry their babies in their front pouches –which makes them marsupials.  But beyond that, there’s not much that the average citizen knows about these mysterious creatures.  500 more words


A Public Flogging

Food for thought

After an emotionally challenging and thought provoking night at the Luck Village Hall, I came home and reflected on my experience as a Village Trustee. 169 more words


Three To Happen During Speech (2014)

1. Get shot.
2. Finish speech.
3. Go to hospital.
For Teddy Roosevelt , it was so-
102 years ago.


The 220 Swift, aquarium tubing project... + one cool horn!

A friend stopped by the other day. His wife had purchased this neat horn for him….. Unfortunately it was missing the crook that allowed it to play in a key….Many old horns have lost their crooks and have languished, often for decades, without being played… 305 more words

How To Get Yourself Carved 60-feet High

Let’s say it’s 1927 and you’re looking for a place to carve a giant sculpture to increase tourism to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Why not opt for Mount Rushmore, located in an area seized from the Lakota tribe after the Great Sioux War of 1876 (despite the fact that the 1968 Treaty of Fort Laramie granted the Black Hills to the Lakota in perpetuity)? 268 more words