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On October 1, 1890, an act of Congress created Yosemite National Park, in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. Much of the area had been under state control since 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln declared Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias as a public trust of California. This came about after the gold […]

Sicily-Rome Cemetery

Sicily-Rome Cemetery lies at the north edge of the town of Nettuno, Italy which is 38 miles north of Rome The  cemetery site covers 77 acres, rising in a gentle slope  from a  broad pool with an island and cenotaph flanked by groups of Italian cypress trees. Beyond the pool in the immense field of […]

1910s Memphis City Square

1910s Memphis City Square

This old picture of the Memphis city square was submitted by Tip Biggs. “My mother, Martha Russell Biggs was born in Memphis August 19, 1902.  I am guessing that this picture was taken prior to WWI, as my mother married in 1921 and moved to the farm near Azen at that time. The pictures in […]

Jacob Shallus

Around 6:00 p.m. on September 15, 1787, the delegates to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall voted to adopt the most recently revised draft of the proposed new U.S. Constitution. The Convention adjourned until the following Monday, when the Constitution would be signed by the delegates. The next step was to find a competent […]

Mayor Reckenberg Proclaims Constitution Week in Memphis

Mayor Reckenberg Proclaims Constitution Week in Memphis

by Andrea Brassfield On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Mayor William Reckenberg signed and issued a proclamation announcing September 17 through 23, 2015 to be Constitution Week in Memphis, and asks our citizens to reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787. The Proclamation reads as follows: Whereas, September 17, 2015 marks the […]

Patricia Ryan Nixon

Patricia Ryan Nixon- born Thelma Catherine Ryan on March 16 in Ely, Nevada, “Pat” Nixon acquired her nickname within hours of her birth. Her father, William Ryan called   her  his “St. Patrick babe in the morn” when he came home from the mines before dawn. The family moved to California and settled on a small […]

Rocky Mountain National Park

On September 4, 2015 the Rocky Mountain National Park will observe the 100th anniversary of its dedication. The 265, 761 acre park, located in north central Colorado on the front range of the Rocky Mountains, includes the Continental Divide and is one of 59 national parks in the U.S.  Local members of the National Federation […]

Parker’s Revenge

On the early morning of April 19, 1775, Captain John Parker and his company of Massachusetts militiamen fought gallantly against the British at Lexington Green, in the first clash of arms of the Revolutionary War. Seven of the 70 minutemen were killed and several more were badly wounded. Word of the bloody battle at Lexington […]

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart has a history that reaches back to the waning days of  the Revolutionary War. The Continental Congress had forbidden General George Washington from granting commissions and promotions in rank to recognize merit. Yet Washington wanted to honor merit, particularly among the enlisted soldiers. On August 7, 1782, his general orders established the […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, first African-American justice of the Supreme Court, was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1908. His father instilled in Thurgood an appreciation for the U.S. Constitution and rule of law. After his graduation from historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Marshall applied to the University of  Maryland Law School where he was denied admission […]

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