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Historically Speaking: The Great Depression of the 1930s

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By Tom Morrow My parents lived through the Great Depression – a world-wide event that captivated the entire decade of the 1930s. My parents grew up in separate ...

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Historically Speaking: Mail-Order Houses by Sears, Roebuck

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By Tom Morrow If you grew up during the thirties and forties, chances are you lived in a mail-order house sold and delivered via rail from Sears, Roebuck ...

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Historically Speaking: America’s First Trailblazing Pioneer

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By Tom Morrow One of America’s first folk heroes was Daniel Boone, born, Nov. 2, 1734, the sixth of 11 children. The Daniel Boone Homestead was four miles ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Toppled a King

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By Tom Morrow Anyone who has studied 1930s history, especially English history, knows that King Edward VIII abdicated his crown for “… the woman I love.” What wasn’t ...

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Historically Speaking: The Swamp Fox

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By Tom Morrow During the Revolutionary War, the British were perplexed and confused by a new style of combat: guerilla warfare. At the heart of what the British ...

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Historically Speaking: The Gentle Giant of American Industry

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American Federation of Labor founder Samuel Gompers once said: “If all business leaders and moguls treated their employees as well as George Westinghouse, there’d be no need for ...

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Historically Speaking: The Forgotten Man

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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 — ...

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Historically Speaking: The Rise and Fall of Napoleon

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By Tom Morrow Napoleon Bonaparte emerged become emperor of France following the chaos of the French Revolution. After King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, were executed, ...

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Tom Morrow’s ‘Historically Speaking’

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March of the Bonus Army 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 ...

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Historically Speaking: A Man of Many Faces-Part II

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Jefferson Davis: A Man Without A Country By Tom Morrow One of the most complex Americans in history was a soldier, a patriot, a statesman, and then a ...

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Historically Speaking: A Man of Many Faces-Part I

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By Tom Morrow He was a West Point graduate, a Mexican-American war hero, a presidential cabinet secretary, son-in-law to a U.S. President, a U.S. senator, a Congressman, and ...

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Historically Speaking-The Deadman’s Hand of Aces and Eights

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By Tom Morrow Of all the characters and legends the Old West, none would exceed the storied life of James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok. Born May 27, 1837, ...

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Historically Speaking: Editor, Miner, Politician, Gambler and Rough Rider

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By Tom Morrow One of the Old West’s most colorful characters, yet relatively unknown was William Owen “Buckey” O’Neill. Bucky had enough careers and vocations than any 10 ...

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Historically Speaking: The Battle for Free World Survival

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By Tom Morrow Arguably, the “Battle of Britain,” which took place in the summer and fall of 1940, saved the free world from Nazi tyranny and possible world ...

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Historically Speaking: Eight Presidents to Study

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By Tom Morrow There are eight Presidents of the 20th century whom students of history should study to understand what made America the dominant global nation. Today’s young ...

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