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March 12, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Anyone who’s been around me come lunch time knows I’m a pushover for a good hot dog. Not those puny things they pass off to ...

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Historically Speaking: The ‘Real’ Father of Electricity

Historically Speaking

The ‘Real’ Father of Electricity The Way Today’s World knows It By Tom Morrow Nikola Tesla was born in Serbia on July 10, 1856. He was an inventor, ...

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Historically Speaking: The Adams Boys

Historically Speaking

The Adams Boys: Revolutionary Rascals By Tom Morrow Sam and John Adams were a “one-two” punch in the winning of independence from Great Britain. The two were cousins, ...

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February 26, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow When I graduated from college in 1968, I figured if I could just make $10,000 a year, I’d consider myself successful. It wasn’t until 1971 ...

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Historically Speaking: The March of the Bonus Army

Historically Speaking

by Tom Morrow The burning of Washington, D.C., by the British Army during the War of 1812, wasn’t the only time our nation’s capital city was invaded. It ...

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February 19, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

Touring the Outer Banks where history was made by Tom Morrow Some years ago, I spent week in North Carolina where I visited the Outer Banks on the ...

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Historically Speaking: The Forgotten Man- Aaron Burr

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow If you were asked who the third Vice President of the United States was, few would know it was Aaron Burr. Wait a minute, didn’t ...

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February 12, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Back in the mid-sixties, (maybe it was ’64), there was a song with words to the effect, “Will You Love Me When I’m 64?” In ...

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Historically Speaking: The Shortest Term U.S. President

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By Tom Morrow William Henry Harrison was, quite briefly, the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer, politician, and the first Chief Executive to die ...

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Historically Speaking: America’s New Pastime

Historically Speaking

The Founding of America’s New Pastime by Tom Morrow With the annual Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, you might be interested in how professional football grew ...

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January 29, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Long-time O’sider Jim Schroder sent me an e-mail from Central America where’s currently playing tourist. For Jim, traveling around the world is a passion. He ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Lucky Lindy’ – ‘The Lone Eagle’

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born Feb. 4, 1902, was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist, but most famous for his 1927 historic non-stop ...

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January 22, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Subject: TO THOSE BORN 1925 – 1970: WE ARE AWESOME This column was recycled from one of my North County Times column of 10 years ...

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Historically Speaking: An Unlikely Hero

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Edward Albert Heimberger had a very long resume that included being a businessman, insurance salesman, nightclub singer, circus performer, Army intelligence agent, pioneer television star, ...

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January 15, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Lexophiles: “Lexophile” is a word used to describe those that have a love for words, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t ...

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