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VIDEO: Dooley's Ferry

Dooley’s Ferry in Southwest Arkansas is the site where Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston crossed the Red River into Texas to defend the Alamo.   20 more words

Civil War

He of the coon-skin cap

Before podcasts, before CDs, even before cassette tapes, there were read-along records. These were usually 7-inch discs, and they came in a sleeve at the back of a reader. 264 more words

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Throughout the Cold War, the United States developed numerous ideas for nuclear weapons: some good, and many that were bad. However, in the context of the Cold War, it was feared that the United States would not have a sufficient number of troops to fight off a Soviet invasion. 855 more words

Nuclear Weapons

Returning Yell for Yell: The Rebel Yell's Antebellum Origins

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Matthew Guillen.

The Rebel Yell was much romanticized during and after the war. Despite the popular belief in the Yell’s death with the death of the Confederacy, it also enjoyed wide currency after the war, as discussed in Craig A. 1,948 more words

Memory

Sockdolager

Not a very common term in today’s language to be sure.  But, it is a real word.  It was used  by US Congressman Davy Crockett (think Alamo), to describe an Eureka moment. 78 more words

Three Roads to the Alamo (Davis)

I think I may have finally found a use for e-books. So (too?) often, I find that non-fiction writers include too much detail. So there could be an abridged electronic version with links marked IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT. 300 more words

Non-fiction

Remember the Alamo

Courageous Leaders of Principled Integrity

The Battle of the Alamo was an intentional strategy by courageous leaders of principled integrity. Knowing that Santa Anna was taking no prisoners, under the leadership of William B. 230 more words

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