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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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Notes and Quotes-June 9, 2018

Exchanging Sea Stories With a Democrat By Tom Morrow In 1984, Astronaut-U.S. Senator John Glenn, D-Ohio, made a run for the presidency. It would be short-lived, but I ...

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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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Notes an Quotes: June 2, 2018

Fighting Bureaucracy on the Arizona Desert By Tom Morrow In 1973, I was editor and publisher of a suburban weekly newspaper in the northern communities of Phoenix. The ...

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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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Notes and Quotes-May 26, 2018

An Unforgettable Night Decades Ago By Tom Morrow In 1979, I had the privilege of interviewing the great bandleader Count Basie and his bassist, Freddie Green. Although I ...

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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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