Earlier in the month I quoted a diary that mentioned the death of Dr. Enoch Dole during the final days of the siege of Boston. Dr. Dole’s widow erected a striking gravestone for him in Littleton (shown in a photo by Carol A. Purinton, here courtesy of Wikipedia). Show More Summary
Catching up with Charlene Dash, who was featured in LIFE's coverage of diversity in the industry
Researchers have discovered the earliest known color movies of the White House in the archives of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum-Library in West Branch, Iowa. We owe these precious glimpses of First Family life to First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, an enormously accomplished woman — Stanford graduate, world traveler, co-translator with her husband of a [...]
Writing in 1945, the future President predicted that Hitler would be "one of the most significant figures who ever lived"
“Desecration of the Battle-field of Gettysburg, on Culp’s Hill.” This photograph was taken on the[...] The post “Desecration of the Battlefield of Gettysburg” with LBG Garry Adelman appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.
The legendary actor stumped and even wrote speeches for the 32nd president
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President Trump’s order temporarily barring all refugees and many immigrants has ignited debate about U.S. policies toward outsiders
From the first to the fifth centuries AD, Britain – though not officially Scotland, which lay beyond the frontier at Hadrian’s Wall – was part of the Roman Empire. It was situated at the empire’s westernmost periphery, which was probably a contributing factor in a number of attempted power grabs.
Fleeing violence in Iraq, two close friends embarked on an epic journey across Europe—and ended up worlds apart
Historian Camilla Townsend separates fact from fiction, as a new documentary premieres about the American Indian princess
A new documentary rediscovers a World War II campaign that was stranger than nonfiction
As I discussed at an event last week, the Continental Congress voted to raise rifle companies for the Continental Army in June 1775 even before it chose a commander-in-chief.The first plan called for two companies from Virginia, two from Maryland, and six from Pennsylvania. Show More Summary
It was first installed on Mar. 23, 1857
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of 17th century Christian burial on a Taiwanese island. This is the earliest European burial ever discovered in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the direction of María Cruz Berrocal from the University of Konstanz in Germany, the archaeological team has excavated the site on the island of Heping Dao in northern [...]
Some monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park have been moved or relocated from their original[...] The post Moving Monuments: The 2nd Delaware Infantry appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.
As it entered World War I, the United States was politically torn and financially challenged. An American icon came to the rescue
In 1826, the bishop of the Boston diocese, Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus, approved the construction of the Ursuline Convent school on a 24-acre property on a hilltop overlooking Boston Harbor. With financing from wealthy Boston families...Show More Summary