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Notes and Quotes- August 1, 2021

An Audience To Remember By Tom Morrow There are times in one’s life when unexpected pleasures come flooding in. I’ve had several of those occasions, one of them ...

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Notes and Quotes- July 25, 2021

The Rise and Demise of the Daily Newspaper By Tom Morrow The history of the American newspaper is far too large to jam into an 800-word column, but ...

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Notes and Quotes- July 18, 2021

Pioneers of the World’s ‘Bread Basket’ By Tom Morrow Everyone should know that John Deer and Cyrus McCormick were primarily responsible for plowing the soil and harvesting food ...

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Notes and Quotes-July 11, 2021

‘I Shoot for the Stars!’ (Occasionally He Hit London) By Tom Morrow One of the more controversial decisions of post-World War II was bringing to the U.S. a ...

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Notes and Quotes- July 4, 2021

The Controversial ‘Gadsden Purchase’ By Tom Morrow Imagine the Mexican cities of Tijuana, Ensenada, La Paz, even Cabo San Lucas being part of the U.S.  — it almost ...

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Notes and Quotes- June 27, 2021

By Tom Morrow Today, it’s almost impossible for anyone to poke fun at both sides of the political spectrum and still be admired and liked. That certainly was ...

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Notes and Quotes- June 20, 2021

How the Nation’s Highways Were Built By Tom Morrow If you could credit (or blame) the person most responsible for our massive interstate highway system it would have ...

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Notes and Quotes- June 13, 2021

The Queen Of The ‘Algonquin Round Table’ By Tom Morrow One of America’s greatest writers and poets known for her wit, sardonic, and satirical wisecracks was Dorothy Rothschild ...

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Notes and Quotes- June 6, 2021

The Merchant Who ‘Rebelled’ against England By Tom Morrow Although John Hancock was a New England merchant who had become rich in the business of importing (and smuggling) ...

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Notes and Quotes- May 30, 2021

By Tom Morrow During World War II, Adalbert “Bert” Messerschmitt “was a “great escape artist.” He began his life-preservation exploits on the Russian Front in 1941. Some years ...

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Notes and Quotes- May 23, 2021

Slavery is Not an American Creation By Tom Morrow Human slavery goes back to beyond Biblical times … probably to pre-historic eras. Those Egyptian pyramids weren’t built by ...

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Notes and Quotes- May 16, 2021

Some Flu Pandemics We’ve Forgotten By Tom Morrow Influenza is a common name for a variety of viruses the world has lived with for hundreds of years. For ...

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Notes and Quotes- May 9, 2021

The Would-Be Great Love of FDR By Tom Morrow If there is anyone still alive who voted for or was a fan of Franklin D. Roosevelt, they may ...

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Notes and Quotes- May 2, 2021

The Banker Who Saved America By Tom Morrow One of the important entrepreneurs who was key to building America was John Pierpont Morgan, New York financier, who orchestrated ...

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Notes and Quotes- April 25, 2021

The Nation’s First Businesswoman Dynamo By Tom Morrow It’s hard to determine whether Marjorie Merriweather Post was one of America’s first businesswoman dynamo or one of the nation’s ...

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