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Darn it felt good to be a gangster.

Plain old George Kelly was doing quite well as a bootlegger and a bank robber until his wife Kathryn decided that they should pull off a string of kidnappings, make a boatload of money, and retire to Mexico. 409 more words

A tOuCh Of HiStOrY

This post is aimed at the most advanced readers. So our advanced group has been working on a painting from Victor Arnautoff, a Russian-American painter. The painting (actually, I should say the mural) is called City Life, and it depicts the carefree (or perhaps careless) life in San Francisco during the 20’s. 635 more words


'Spirit of Thanksgiving Day'

In November 1932, the Denton Journal (Caroline County) ran a powerful Thanksgiving editorial to inspire and boost readers’ spirits in the midst of the Great Depression. 155 more words


Pushing feaR

President Franklin Roosevelt said this when the country was mired in the darkest days of the Great Depression. Inspiring the nation to remain positive, persevere and help those in need, these words became an American mantra as the Depression lingered. 319 more words

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Humble Beginnings of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree
Today it’s a multimillion-dollar extravaganza that attracts thousands of tourists every year, but the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree hasn’t always been so glamorous. 45 more words

The Most Sublime Gift of Heaven

In the early 1800s, America underwent a campaign of infrastructure building. The building of new roads, bridges, and canals were done in a spirit of “national grandeur and individual convenience.” Gordon Wood, Empire of Liberty, 730 quoting Charles G. 397 more words

Early Republic

The Roar: ‘Sport is not just a vital distraction, it’s a crucial comfort’

The roar from the crowd echoed triumphantly through the stadium. The mood was one of nervous excitement. Thirty minutes in and Germany were yet to break the deadlock; the partisan French crowd fancied their luck against the reigning World Champs. 1,282 more words