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Notes and Quotes- December 13, 2020

By Tom Morrow Today’s anticipated Christmas booty would never appear on the dreamscape of most youngsters during the 1940s or early 50s. What toy land wonders we didn’t ...

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Notes and Quotes- December 6, 2020

Connie Mack Hit One ‘Outta Da Park’ By Tom Morrow I had the great privilege of knowing and playing in a small musical combo headed by my friend, ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 29, 2020

A Colorful, Behind the Scenes Politician By Tom Morrow Robert S. Strauss was a figure in American politics and diplomacy whose service dated back to years before Lyndon ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 22, 2020

Ted Vallas: A Man for All Reasons By Tom Morrow One of my most unforgettable characters I have known in my eight decades on this good earth was ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 15, 2020

The 10th of a Second Nightmare By Tom Morrow A tenth of a second during one of history’s most dramatic moments kept him awake at night and often ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 8. 2020

1939: It Seems Like Only Yesterday By Tom Morrow Recorded history for me began 81 years ago. Of course, I don’t remember the first of the most dynamic ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 1, 2020

CIVICS 101 — Making a Difference By Tom Morrow There are a handful of Presidents of the 20th century students of history and civics should get to know ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 25, 2020

By Tom Morrow Aviation pioneer Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell correctly predicted what lie ahead in 20th century warfare, but at great personal cost. As early as 1906, Mitchell predicted ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 18, 2020

Harry Truman – His ‘Accidentcy’ By Tom Morrow Harry S. Truman was elected Franklin Roosvelt’s vice president in the election of 1944. He took office in January of ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 11, 2020

The Nation’s First Mail Order General Stores By Tom Morrow Since 1875, anyone living on the North American continent could buy nearly anything from a pair of shoes ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 27, 2020

The First Family of Acting By Tom Morrow The Barrymore family was to be the most prolific producers of stage, screen and TV actors ever. Most of the ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 20, 2020

The Nation’s Highway System ‘Ike’ Built By Tom Morrow If you could credit the person most responsible for our nation’s massive highway system it would have to be ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 13, 2020

A Short Story from a Small Iowa Town The Pole Stretcher By Tom Morrow It was around 1952 … it was summer in Seymour and Boy Scout Troop ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 6, 2020

The Many Cruises of the ‘USS Bonhomme Richard’ By Tom Morrow A weird, but historic name for a United States Naval vessel is “The Bonhomme Richard.” Five ships ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 30, 2020

J.P. Morgan: The Nation’s Financial Savior By Tom Morrow One of the key entrepreneurs who was vital to building America was John Pierpont Morgan, New York entrepreneur and ...

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