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Historically Speaking: The Honey War

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By Tom Morrow When Robert Lucas assumed the duties as Iowa’s territorial governor in the 1830s, he found a serious border dispute brewing. The issue: the boundary between ...

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Historically Speaking: America’s First Spy Network

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By Tom Morrow Note: The current AMC cable TV series, “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” is based on the Revolutionary War exploits of Abraham Woodhull and the Culper Spy Ring. ...

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Historically Speaking: An obscure, nearly-forgotten war

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The Black Hawk War By Tom Morrow When it comes to the American Indian wars, little has been said, written, or filmed about those conflicts that occurred in ...

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Historically Speaking: Who Was The Prophet Muhammad

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by Tom Morrow In today’s world, the Islamic religion has vaulted to the news forefront as radical believers wage war in all parts of Middle East and into ...

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Historically Speaking: The First First Lady

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By Tom Morrow When we think of grand First Ladies of the White House, Jackie Kennedy is probably the first image that comes to mind. Nancy Reagan leads ...

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Historically Speaking: The Rise and Fall of Napoleon

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By Tom Morrow Just as the power of Adolf Hitler was created following World War I by the Treaty of Versailles, which left Germany stripped of its military, ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Battling Bastards of Bataan’

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Nearly forgotten by history: the ‘Battling Bastards of Bataan’ by Tom Morrow One of the best examples of America at its most unprepared and inept was the retreat ...

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Historically Speaking: The Battle of Britain

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The one Battle For Survival That Saved The Free World by Tom Morrow Arguably, the “Battle of Britain,” which took place in the summer and fall of 1940, ...

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Historically Speaking: The Whole Shebang, Lock, Stock and Barrel

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By Tom Morrow The American and English languages (yes, there is a distinct difference), we have used curious sayings that emanated from activities and social experiences. Example where ...

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Historically Speaking: The World’s Most Beautiful Inventor

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by Tom Morrow She was a popular Hollywood and international film star, who not only was one of the great beauties on screen, but became an important inventor ...

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March 26, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow I often look back on my 20-plus years of writing for the Blade-Citizen ala North County Times beginning in 1991. Here are a few regarding ...

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Historically Speaking: The Lion that Roared

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By Tom Morrow Sir Winston Churchill was one of the most important world figures of the 20th century. He not only was a prolific writer of history, shrewd ...

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March 19, 2015

A Downtown Classic Lives On! by Tom Morrow On Aug. 6, 2000, I wrote the following about a downtown classic. For those interested in history, this may be ...

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Historically Speaking: The Coldest Winter Fight

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The Battle of the Bulge By Tom Morrow For the armchair history buff, in a nutshell, here’s the last epic European battle during World War II, which has ...

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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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