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Notes and Quotes- October 25, 2020

By Tom Morrow Aviation pioneer Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell correctly predicted what lie ahead in 20th century warfare, but at great personal cost. As early as 1906, Mitchell predicted ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 18, 2020

Harry Truman – His ‘Accidentcy’ By Tom Morrow Harry S. Truman was elected Franklin Roosvelt’s vice president in the election of 1944. He took office in January of ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 11, 2020

The Nation’s First Mail Order General Stores By Tom Morrow Since 1875, anyone living on the North American continent could buy nearly anything from a pair of shoes ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 4, 2020

The Reluctant Warrior and the ‘Rough Rider’ By Tom Morrow One of the more popular presidents of his day was No. 25: William McKinley. While today he’s barely ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 27, 2020

The First Family of Acting By Tom Morrow The Barrymore family was to be the most prolific producers of stage, screen and TV actors ever. Most of the ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 20, 2020

The Nation’s Highway System ‘Ike’ Built By Tom Morrow If you could credit the person most responsible for our nation’s massive highway system it would have to be ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 13, 2020

A Short Story from a Small Iowa Town The Pole Stretcher By Tom Morrow It was around 1952 … it was summer in Seymour and Boy Scout Troop ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 6, 2020

The Many Cruises of the ‘USS Bonhomme Richard’ By Tom Morrow A weird, but historic name for a United States Naval vessel is “The Bonhomme Richard.” Five ships ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 30, 2020

J.P. Morgan: The Nation’s Financial Savior By Tom Morrow One of the key entrepreneurs who was vital to building America was John Pierpont Morgan, New York entrepreneur and ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 23, 2020

Harding: One of America’s Worst Presidents By Tom Morrow Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 16, 2020

The Legendary Film Star Who Was a General By Tom Morrow There were a number of Hollywood actors who joined the armed forces during World War II, but ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 9, 2020

Possibly the 20th Century’s Most Complicated Man By Tom Morrow Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born Feb. 4, 1902, was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. In ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 2, 2020

Michener: Our Most Prolific Writer & Historian By Tom Morrow Born Feb. 3, 1907, author and historian James A. Michener never met a story he didn’t write … ...

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Notes and Quotes- July 26, 2020

  Houston: A Man For All Reasons By Tom Morrow Sam Houston was the 19th century’s “man for all reasons.” He was a soldier, a statesman, a governor, ...

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Notes and Quotes-July 19, 2020

Perils of Not Knowing History & Civics 101 By Tom Morrow A year ago in discussing the need for knowledge of civics, and history I wrote: “Within the ...

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