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Historically Speaking: The Toolmakers of Nazi Germany – Part I

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By Tom Morrow This is part one of a two-part column on aircraft designers and well-known chemical companies who aided Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany using slave laborers. The ...

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Historically Speaking: The Dodge Brothers

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An American Success Story By Tom Morrow Two of America’s great manufacturing pioneers, Horace and John Dodge, were born into a working-class immigrant family, but through ingenuity, they ...

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Historically Speaking: The Fabulous Lincoln Highway

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‘The Main Street Across America’ By Tom Morrow Most of us look upon old U.S. Highway 66 as our “national” road starting at Chicago west to Los Angeles, ...

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Historically Speaking: From Actor to Major General and Back

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By Tom Morrow There were a number of Hollywood actors who joined the armed forces during World War II, but none of them equaled the service of James ...

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Historically Speaking: WPA Guide Books

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America as 7,000 Writers Discovered During the Depression By Tom Morrow In 1935 at the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Project Administration created a ...

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Historically Speaking: Cave Couts-North County’s Anglo Pioneer

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By Tom Morrow Cave Johnson Couts was one of the first white men to settle in North San Diego County. His Rancho Guajome lies in Vista along N. ...

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Historically Speaking: The Outer Banks Where Important History was Made

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By Tom Morrow Unless you’re in Maine, you can’t get much further east in the United States than standing on the white sandy beaches of this thin piece ...

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Historically Speaking: In Honor of the President’s Lady

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By Tom Morrow During his time before and during his presidency, Andrew Jackson fought a number of duels, primarily in defense of his wife, Rachel. Her husband’s dueling ...

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Historically Speaking: Washington’s Spy Ring – Key to the Revolution

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By Tom Morrow If you’ve been watching the television series, “Turn – Washington’s Spies,” the episodes have closely portrayed reality. In the summer of 1778, the Culper Ring ...

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Historically Speaking: Alger Hiss- Was He or Wasn’t He a Soviet Spy?

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By Tom Morrow In 1948, Alger Hiss was an American government official accused of being a Soviet spy. In 1950, he was convicted of perjury in connection with ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘The Battling Bastards of Bataan’

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By Tom Morrow One of the best examples of America at its most unprepared and inept was the retreat of the untrained, ill-equipped with obsolete weapons, and poorly ...

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Historically Speaking: A ‘Hero of Heroes’

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By Tom Morrow No doubt, most of you have driven along Basilone Road through Camp Pendleton, or on John Basilone Memorial Freeway, a.k.a. Interstate 5 between Oceanside and ...

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Historically Speaking: Abe Lincoln’s No. 2 Man

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By Tom Morrow In Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 reelection bid, southern U.S. Sen. Andrew Johnson was chosen by to be vice president in an effort to heal the country ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Would Have Been President

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By Tom Morrow Henry Agard Wallace, born Oct. 7, 1888, nearly became president back in 1945, but the Democrat party bosses dumped him for a second term as ...

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Historically Speaking: FDR’s GOP Opponent Who Became an Ally

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By Tom Morrow Of the four presidential campaigns Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran, he considered a small-town Indiana lawyer, Republican Wendell Willkie, as the most formidable of his opponents. ...

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