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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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Notes and Quotes: July 28, 2018

Their Voices Were Nearly Perfect By Tom Morrow Out of World War II came two voices unforgettable, albeit they’re nearly lost to history: Buddy Clark and Vera Lynn. ...

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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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Notes and Quotes-July 21, 2018

History often is forgotten … if ever learned at all By Tom Morrow Show me someone who is bored with history and I’ll show you a person who ...

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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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Notes and Quotes-July 14, 2018

By Tom Morrow This is an annual contest each year I included in my old North County Times column. My thanks to retired newsman John Beatty of KGTV ...

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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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Notes and Quotes- July 7, 2018

By Tom Morrow If you haven’t been paying attention, there’s a lot of lope-sided points-of-views being taught in our colleges across the country these days and there’s no ...

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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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Notes and Quotes-June 30, 2018

By Tom Morrow About a month ago, I wrote about some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the march of time. These phrases included “Don’t touch ...

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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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Notes and Quotes – June 23, 2018

by Tom Morrow Growing up I had a number of cowboy hero characters I worshipped from comic books, movies, and radio. I was nearly ready for high school ...

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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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Notes and Quotes-June 16, 2018

Can Your (Grand) Children Pass This Test? By Tom Morrow Here are 15 of the questions asked of each immigrant before they can become eligible for citizenship. You ...

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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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