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When the Viking Hastein Tried to Invade Rome

In the middle of the 9th century, the Viking raiders Hastein and Bjorn Ironsides used a clever ruse to attack what they thought was the most important city in Europe. 1,075 more words

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E. WARREN ON REPARATION OF SLAVE DESCENDANTS, NOTHING ABOUT NATIVE AMERICAN IMPRISONMENT, BROKEN TREATIES?

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/18/elizabeth-warren-reparations-1226589

Pocahontas Warren, wants to reopen a discussion to compensate DESCENDANTS of slaves.  Here is an age-old question she fails to address, where does this extra federal funding come from?    80 more words

A dead site

My house the trading post has been dead for some time, indicated by zero visitors. I love my house and hate my house. I love my life and hate my life. 129 more words

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this day in crime history: march 19, 1943

On this date in 1943, Chicago mob boss Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti committed suicide. Nitti, who rose to prominence as Al Capone’s right hand man, was facing a prison sentence for shaking down several Hollywood movie studios. 101 more words

True Crime

Presidential Biographies: Abraham Lincoln #16

My quest to read (at least) one biography per President continues with Abraham Lincoln, the Sixteenth President of the United States. The biography I chose with my selection process (reading reviews online and utilizing and this website- … 1,564 more words

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Parking Meter History

Several years ago, I decided to read about the history of parking meters.  I know, it doesn’t exactly sound like a thriller.  However, it was interesting. 38 more words

Cochran Clippings Found

In my post Virtual Hike to Hays, Kansas I told the story of the death of my Great, Great Grandfather Lorenzo Dow Cochran.

I had mentioned that in a visit to the library in Hays I had found an article about his death, but did not know where I had tucked it away. 374 more words

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