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Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle by John Hay

Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle

By John Hay

Wall, no! I can’t tell whar he lives,
Becase he don’t live, you see;
Leastways, he’s got out of the habit… 370 more words


John Hay

“. . . A little after midnight as I was writing . . . , the President came into the office laughing, with a volume of Hood’s works in his hand to show Nico & me the little Caricature ‘An unfortunate Bee-ing,’ seemingly utterly unconscious that he with his short shirt hanging about his long legs & setting out behind like the tail feathers of an enormous ostrich was infinitely funnier than anything in the book he was laughing at. 708 more words

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The Assassinations of Joseph Smith Jr. and Hyrum Smith

June 27th marks the anniversary of the 1844 assassinations of Joseph Smith Jr., the Mormon founding prophet, and his brother Hyrum Smith at the Carthage Jail in Hancock County, Illinois. 1,338 more words


Historical Connections: Lincoln-Hay-Roosevelt

Today in History, March 4: 1861 (Lincoln Inauguration) / 1905 (Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration) – A very special connection between two Presidents, 40 years apart. As a young man in Illinois, John Hay got the chance of a lifetime. 513 more words

23 January 1917 – Back in Red

After the relative calm of the last few days, the weather improved over the Western Front and both sides were out in force.

2nd Lieutenant James Vernon Lyle and Acting Bombadier A Harrison from 45 Squadron were shot down in their Sopwith Strutter (A1078) were shot down near Dadizeele by Leutnant Konrad von Bülow-Bothkamp from Jasta 18 for his 5th victory. 137 more words



This is not an easy book to write. In its telling this book suffers from sets of styles (different voices) imposed by the text. There is biography (A. 384 more words