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Battle of the Alamo - Painting

Battle of the Alamo

Battle of the Alamo - Painting
Texas Revolution

Battle of the Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo in 1836, was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.

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A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers - Image depicting the 10th U.S. Cavalry
War/Military

A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers

This historical article, about an excursion with the 10th United States Cavalry, was written & illustrated by Frederic Remington in 1889.

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A Model Squadron of the United States Cavalry (circa 1894) drawing and writing by Frederic Remington
War/Military

A Model Squadron of the United States Cavalry (circa 1894)

Written and illustrated by Frederic Remington | The sharp commands of the captain soon put the troop in motion, and they trotted along with a cadenced tread, every man a part of his horse.

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Teddy Roosevelt's Americanism - Image of American Flag

Teddy Roosevelt's Americanism

Theodore Roosevelt delivered the speech Americanism in an address before the Knights of Columbus at Carnegie Hall, October 12, 1915.

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Daniel Webster: Defender and Expounder of the Constitution - Image of portrait of Webster

Daniel Webster: Defender and Expounder of the Constitution

His words "Liberty and Union! One and inseparable, now and forever" electrified his countrymen and became a watchword of national progress.  

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Daniel Boone & The Founding of Kentucky - Painting titled Daniel Boone escorting settlers through the Cumberland gap by George Caleb Bingham
American West

Daniel Boone and the Founding of Kentucky

Daniel Boone will always occupy a unique place in our history as the archetype of the hunter and wilderness wanderer. He was a true pioneer.

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he Way to the West - Kit Carson - Last Known Photograph Portrait Image
American West

The Way to the West: Kit Carson

Kit Carson, frontiersman and wilderness guide, is best known for his trail-blazing excursions into New Mexico and California.

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The Way to the West - Davy Crockett - Painting titled Davy Crockett The Politician by David Neagle
American West

The Way to the West: Davy Crockett

From backwoodsman and bear hunter, to magistrate, legislator and congressman, and ultimately defender of the Alamo, Davy Crockett remains one of America's indelible heroes.

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The Way to the West - Daniel Boone - Painting titled Boone's First View of Kentucky by William Tylee Ranney
American West

The Way to the West: Daniel Boone

In 1775, American folk-hero Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky and founded Boonesborough.

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The Army and Navy Spread Their Wings - Image of a vintage airplane in flight
Aviation

The Army and Navy Spread Their Wings

In 1905 the Wright Brothers offered the Army a license to use their patents. In September 1908, Orville & Wilbur were the only ones who put in an appearance with an airplane for the Army trials.

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America Becomes Air-Minded - Image of Vintage Airplane
Aviation

America Becomes Air-Minded

As the summer of 1910 rolled around, the flights of F. W. Baldwin and Glenn Curtiss, as well as the recognition accorded the Wrights by the Army, kindled at last the public imagination. 

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Science Explains Babe Ruth's Home Runs - Image of Babe Ruth
Sports

Science Explains Babe Ruth's Home Runs

A 1920 article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, written by professor and physicist A.L. Hodges, describes the science behind baseball legend Babe Ruth's batting ability.

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Cumberland vs Georgia Tech The Highest Scoring Football Game in History - Image of Man Holding Vintage Football
Sports

Cumberland vs Georgia Tech: The Highest Scoring Football Game in History

Some disasters don't make the front page. They make the sports page.

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Captured Freedom: The Epic True Civil War Story of Union POW Officers Escaping from a Southern Prison (Book Notes)
Book Notes & Reviews

Captured Freedom: The Epic True Civil War Story of Union POW Officers Escaping from a Southern Prison (Book Notes)

Captured Freedom is the story of a group of Civil War Union officers who were prisoners-of-war of the Confederate army. 

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Book Notes - The Summer of 1876: Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends in the Season That Defined the American West - Image of Old West Shootout Reenactment
American West

The Summer of 1876: Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends in the Season That Defined the American West (Book Notes)

Larger-than-life stories of the wild west - from notorious outlaws like Jesse James and legendary lawmen such as Wyatt Earp to Belle Starr and Wild Bill Hickok.

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Book Notes - Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West - Image of Longhorn Cattle
American West

Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West (Book Notes)

The rise and fall of the American cattle industry during the late 19th century, and the story of the cowboy.

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Book Notes - Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, The Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde - Images of Bonnie & Clyde and Frank Hamer
American West

Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, The Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde (Book Notes)

From cattle rustlers, bandits, labor strikes and corruption to the relentless pursuit of Bonnie and Clyde, Texas Ranger takes the reader on a wild ride of the lawman's legendary life.

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Book Notes - The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream - Image of man panning for gold
American West

The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream (Book Notes)

The discovery of gold in California in 1848 sparked a massive influx of people from all over the world, transforming the region and the nation.

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Book Notes - Valley of the Shadow: An Account of American POWs of the Japanese - Image of American & Japanese Flag
Book Notes & Reviews

Valley of the Shadow: An Account of American POWs of the Japanese (Book Notes)

It can often take a long time, often too long, for a son to recognize the value of his father, in his own life and that of the society he defended. 

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Echo Among Warriors: Close Combat in the Jungle of Vietnam (Book Notes)
Book Notes & Reviews

Echo Among Warriors: Close Combat in the Jungle of Vietnam (Book Notes)

A fictionalized account that reads like a true story, Echo Among Warriors weaves a realistic narrative of what it was like to be a Marine in Vietnam.

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Commandos: Set Europe Ablaze (Book Notes)
Book Notes & Reviews

Commandos: Set Europe Ablaze (Book Notes)

Commandos tells the story of two U.S. Marines who are sent to fight alongside Britain's elite commando forces during World War II.

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Almanac: The Bataan Death March (April 9, 1942) - Image of American & POW Flags
Historical Calendar

Almanac: The Bataan Death March (April 9, 1942)

April 9th is now observed as National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

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Almanac: The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (May 10, 1775) - Image of Event
American Independence

Almanac: The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (May 10, 1775)

The first offensive victory for American forces in the War of Independence.

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Almanac: U.S. Army Established (June 14, 1775) - Image of the Colonial Army
American Independence

Almanac: U.S. Army Established (June 14, 1775)

The first U.S. Army force was established during the War of Independence as the Continental Army.

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Almanac: The Second Confiscation & Militia Act (July 17, 1862) - Image of the 10th Cavalry
Civil War

Almanac: The Second Confiscation & Militia Act (July 17, 1862)

Intended as a measure to deprive the Confederate States of property & resources, the Act effectively allowed Black Americans to serve in the military for the Union during the Civil War.

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