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American History August Anniversaries

August 5 Abraham Lincoln imposes first federal income tax (1861) August 7 George Washington creates the Purple Heart (1782) August 7 Anniversary of U.S. troops landing on Guadalcanal (1942) August 14 FDR signs the Social Secuirty Act (1935) August 24 British troops set fire to White House (1814) August 26 Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women the right to […]

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Baseball Player Autographs Often Forged

Baseball Player Autographs Often Forged

By Barry Krause  The continued popularity of American baseball player autographs with collectors puts pressure on their market prices and encourages forgers to fake them to fool the unwary buyer.  Famous New York Yankee stars such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle have long been fair game for the signature faker, and therefore should only be […]

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Ice Cream Collectibles — The Whole Sweet Story

Ice Cream Collectibles — The Whole Sweet Story

By Robert Reed  I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream.  —popular 20th century phrase.  George Washington may well have been the nation’s first celebrity consumer of ice cream back in the 18th century. The “Father of Our Country” was known to have purchased a “cream machine for ice” as early as 1784. An inventory of his estate […]

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No Hits, No Runs, No Heirs — Ancient Epitaphs

By Grover Brinkman  Visitation to old cemeteries might be related to genealogy, growing in popularity. For here are found ancient markers, the patine of time often dulling the inscriptions, where “Aunt Hattie” or “Uncle Joe” were laid to rest long ago.  These older cemeteries really are the “quiet newspapers” that chronicle the past. Anyone who browses an old cemetery knows […]

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Over 200 Years Since the Santa Fe Trail Opened

Over 200 Years Since the Santa Fe Trail Opened

 In 1821, the Santa Fe Trail was opened as a commercial route between Missouri and New Mexico by William Becknell and his party of five traders.  The famous “Commerce of the Prairies” developed and grew until the railroad reached Santa Fe in 1880.  The Trail was a route of conquest during the war with Mexico, 1846-1848, was the scene of […]

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