Category Archives: HISTORICAL

Battle of Yorktown

Written on March 19, 2019 at 12:06 pm, by

The siege of Yorktown or the Battle of Yorktown  was also known by several other names, ending   on October 19, 1781, at Yorktown, Virginia was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army […]

Veterans Homes

Written on March 12, 2019 at 2:34 pm, by

The first State Veterans Homes date back to the post Civil War era, when many states created the homes to shelter homeless and disabled veterans. At the conclusion of the Civil War, soldiers often had a difficult time returning to civilian life. The economic and social upheavals of the war contributed to unemployment. Many soldiers […]

Boston Massacre

Written on March 4, 2019 at 4:15 pm, by

The Boston Massacre was a deadly riot that occurred on March 5, 1770, on King Street in Boston. It began as a street brawl between colonists and a lone British soldier, but quickly escalated to a chaotic bloody slaughter. The conflict energized anti-British sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution. Tensions ran high […]

Weather Forecasts

Written on February 26, 2019 at 12:11 pm, by

Before the days of advanced technology to predict the weather, our ancestors had to depend on signs of nature and animals to determine weather conditions. Weather lore and personal observations were used throughout time to forecast the weather. Old-timers claimed that longer hair on cows and horses and thicker skins on apples and onions foretold […]

Missouri’s Civil War Battles

Written on February 19, 2019 at 11:49 am, by

In Missouri during the Civil War the state of Missouri witnessed the most widespread, prolonged, and destructive guerrilla fighting in Missouri history. Colonel Edward A. Kutzner a citizen of Scotland County, was deeply involved in several battles trying to combat the guerrillas. A horrific combination of robbery, arson, torture, murder, and swift and bloody raids […]

State of the Union

Written on February 12, 2019 at 10:12 am, by

The State of the Union Address delivered annually by the President of the United States to a joint session of Congress fulfills Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution. Article II, Section 3 states, “He [the President] shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the Union, and […]

Battle of Cowpens

Written on February 5, 2019 at 1:54 pm, by

The Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War, was fought on January 17, 1781 between the American colonial forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces led by Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, as part of the campaign in the Carolinas (North and South). The battle was the turning point in the […]

Groundhog Day

Written on January 29, 2019 at 11:15 am, by

The American tradition known as Groundhog Day is observed each year on February 2nd.  On that date, crowds gather at Gobbler’s Knob at Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to watch a groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil) emerge from his burrow and predict the weather. If the day is sunny, the groundhog will see his shadow, become frightened and run back […]

Mexican-American War

Written on January 22, 2019 at 1:51 pm, by

The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) marked the first U.S. armed conflict fought chiefly on foreign soil. It pitted a politically divided and militarily unprepared Mexico against the expansionist-minded administration of U.S. President James K. Polk, who believed the United States had a “Manifest destiny” to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. A border skirmish […]

MLK Day

Written on January 15, 2019 at 12:38 pm, by

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the third Monday in January. Martin Luther King Day celebrates the life, achievements and legacy of American civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In recent years, the observance has become a day when Americans are encouraged to […]