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170 Years Ago Today

170 years ago today, the Mormon pioneers arrived in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley. “This is the place,” Brigham Young declared.

The door-to-door visits came later.


Mormon Pioneers: "A Shoe Came Flying at Me"

I found this little pioneer story in an article by Stanley B. Kimball in the Nauvoo Journal (now Mormon Historical Studies).

In 1866, near the Platte River, a pioneer named Robert L. 153 more words


Hebron, November 1st, 1863, Sunday

We came home Friday morn. That afternoon it snowed about 3 inches. Not many went to the party I guess. Yesterday May, Sophronia and I took the horse and buggy and went down to Weeks’s. 20 more words

McHenry County Illinois Pioneers

Craft Beer's first seal of independence

The idea was a simple one: a seal to honor those independently owned purveyors of smaller-batch, more traditionally made beer. The seal caught on pretty quickly after it was announced, and, eventually, dozens of such purveyors proudly bore it. 813 more words



Though his brewery shares an anniversary with America’s Independence Day, it was during an extended stay in Europe that Mike Hale was inspired to launch what has become the oldest independently-owned, small-batch brewery in the Pacific Northwest. 629 more words


Pioneers: Ruth Nicholson, FRCOG 1931

This month’s Pioneers post explores the life and work of Dr Ruth Nicholson (1884-1963). Ruth was one of the foremost medical women in the North of England during the early 20th century. 1,180 more words

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79 Years Going The Wrong Way

On July 17th 1938,  Douglas Corrigan took off in an easterly direction from Floyd Bennett field and kept on going.   Just over 28 hours later he landed at Baldonnel field near Dublin,  and until the end of his life he maintained he’d been trying to get back to Long Beach, California.  417 more words