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October 23, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Recalling radio days of yesteryear The older we get, nostalgia often takes center stage — whether or not there were any real “good ol’ days,” ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Old Hickory’ Was Not Necessarily A Nice Man

Historically Speaking

by Tom Morrow When you think of Andrew Jackson, and probably not many of you do, three things come to mind: He defeated the British in the Battle ...

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October 16, 2014

by Tom Morrow I just returned on a sojourn back to what’s left of my small hometown in Southern Iowa. Most of the visit was depressing, however there ...

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Historically Speaking: The War of the Victorian Cousins

Historically Speaking

By: Tom Morrow Tracing and understanding the family history of Britain’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, their nine children, 20 grandsons and 22 granddaughters, is daunting at best. ...

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Historically Speaking: The ‘Wild” Father of U.S. Intelligence

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow While the United States had spies as far back as the Revolutionary War, things didn’t get tightly organized until just before World War II. Army ...

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October 2, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

NOISE – Is it just me or do so many of our TV shows have louder music than the dialogue? There are several drama shows that are difficult ...

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Historically Speaking: Robert Oppenheimer

Historically Speaking

Robert Oppenheimer: The Father of The Atomic Age By Tom Morrow The current TV miniseries, “Manhattan,” (Sundays on WGN America) has resurrected curiosity about the project that produced ...

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September 25, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Here’s a few answers from an essay-style sixth-grade test: “Noah’s wife was Joan of Ark.” “Middle Eastern history was written by Florence of Arabia.” “The ...

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Historically Speaking: The Owens Valley War

Historically Speaking

The Owens Valley War By Tom Morrow Over the years, there has been much fighting within the state of California over gold, land, oil, but nothing like the ...

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September 18, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Ever wonder how Oceanside came to be? It’s a good story. It isn’t romantic, rather it is one based on commerce. In 1881, rumors the ...

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Historically Speaking

Historically Speaking

‘Light Horse’ Harry Lee of Virginia by Tom Morrow Editors note: Our new “Historically Speaking” is a weekly feature designed to entertain history lovers and inspire young people ...

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September 14, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow RANDOM THOUGHTS – What the majority of the so-called Millennial generation doesn’t know is frightening. These are our future leaders. Not paying attention to current ...

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September 11, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow There’s nothing new about “going green.” Younger folks today think they’ve discovered recycling, but growing up during World War II, taught me what recycling really ...

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September 7, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow RANDOM THOUGHTS – All of us depend upon “trust” in our everyday life; if we didn’t we couldn’t drive a car or go to the ...

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September 4, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow This time of year never goes by but what I don’t recall 56 years ago when I graduated from boot camp at Naval Training Center, ...

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