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Notes and Quotes- December 1, 2018

By Tom Morrow Back in 1986 or ’87, I had the pleasure of taking my daughter to see the Broadway play, “42nd Street.” Shannon had just graduated from ...

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Historically Speaking: Change the World-Go Bankrupt

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow The development of the printed word is one of the world’s most influential inventions. Regardless of your religious beliefs or philosophy, the first printings of ...

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Historically Speaking: Napoleon and America

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow One might ask “What does the history of French Emperor Napoleon have to do with American history?” A lot – about half of our continental ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 10, 2018

However Did We Do Without Them? By Tom Morrow It’s amazing how many products, items, and facilities we took for granted as children no longer exist. How ‘bout ...

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Historically Speaking: The March on DC

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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Notes and Quotes- November 3, 2018

By Tom Morrow One of the sad things about our society today is few of us, and hardly any of our younger generations, could pass the standard citizenship ...

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Historically Speaking: The Soldier Who Left His Country

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow He spent most of his military career as a U.S. soldier; He was commandant of the U.S. Military Academy when Abraham Lincoln offered him command ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 27, 2018

A Life of Flying High By Tom Morrow Nearly a century ago, a young lad born to Greek parents started out in life as an outstanding football and ...

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Historically Speaking: From Depression to War

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow The second World War was the largest and most deadly global military conflict in recorded history. It was the defining seven-year period of the 20th ...

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Notes and Quotes: October 20, 2018

By Tom Morrow As the years pass us by, a goodly number of well-known name products have disappeared from the commercial scene. Growing up, I remember my grandmother ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Gray Ghost’ is What They Called Him

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow One of Robert E. Lee’s most dependable commanders during the Civil War was John Singleton Mosby. Unless you’re a serious student of history, the name ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 13, 2018

It’s a ‘Slam Dunk’ By Tom Morrow There words and phrases in our most difficult language that makes one pause to consider their meaning. Take, for instance, “direction.” ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Nearly Won the War Single Handedly

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By Tom Morrow He was a hero of World War II, but no one knew about him until years after the fighting stopped. He was the leading codebreaker ...

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Notes and Quotes: October 6, 2018

It Was as Simple as Asking the Question By Tom Morrow In April 1964, I was vice president for communication and historical archives at the Hotel del Coronado. ...

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Historically Speaking: The “Little Flower” of ‘The Big Apple’

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By Tom Morrow Fiorello Henry La Guardia, born Dec. 11, 1882, was an American politician who was a New York Republican Congressman, but was best known as the ...

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