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The Donner Party
Did you learn this story in your American History class? My job as a substitute in Minneapolis puts me in all sorts of places to see and learn about the varied conditions within which the youth of Mi...
11/14/13 at 10:33 AM Education Is Bigger Than Schools 10/28/13 at 7:34 AM
38th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
The Edmund Fitzgerald in the Twin Ports with the tug Arkansas, circa early 1960s. (News-Tribune file photo) Other duties at work have kept me from posting many new items to the Attic in recent months...
11/10/13 at 12:18 AM Miller Hill Mall turns 40 8/25/13 at 1:47 PM
Mayor’s portrait comes out of hiding to take its place in Duluth City Hall 1/12/10 at 12:00 PM
Is everyone covered by Social Security?
Q: Were all workers coveredby Social Security when it began? Is everyone covered by Social Security protectionnow? A: Not all workers had coverage under Social Security when it began. Although most d...
11/8/13 at 9:04 AM Did Social Security always have a COLA? 11/4/13 at 12:50 PM
Social Security Anniversary 8/14/13 at 10:20 AM
A Shout Out to Kuchen Makers
During the upcoming Sundogs and Sunflowers exhibit The Art Center would like to feature the traditional, regional specialty: Kuchen. This much loved and sometimes guarded, sweetblend of pastry/bread t...
11/6/13 at 3:40 PM Upcoming Season of Exhibits 10/11/13 at 9:51 AM
Healthy Kuchen & The Artful Plate? 8/12/13 at 1:49 PM
Newsflyer 13 September 2013
Iowa railroad bridge now history; another Mississippi River crossing to be demolished; Riverside Bridge example being taken on by other bridge groups? Do you know of a historic bridge that you want...
9/13/13 at 9:42 AM Iowa Transportation Heritage Quiz I: The Answers 9/1/13 at 11:28 PM
Iowa Transportation History Quiz II: The Bridges of Iowa 8/1/13 at 1:01 AM
Is the Bible Boring?
One summer when I must have been insane, I agreed to join a small women's Bible study given by a deaconess at the church we then attended. "You must be insane," the Norwegian Artist commented when ...
8/21/13 at 1:28 PM
Wistful Wednesday : 1932
In 1932 Far Guys Dad graduated from High School. That is his Dad Marvin in the third row. Down a row and toward the middle is Gene, that is the guy that Far Guy is named forI will just let you guess ...
8/21/13 at 7:23 AM Wistful Wednesday : 1924 or thereabouts 8/3/11 at 5:26 AM
Wistful Wednesday : 1953 6/15/11 at 5:13 AM
History provides its own lessons
When was the last time you read a history book, or an article pertaining to a certain aspect of history? What was subject and what lessons did you learn from reading it? As many of you have read s...
7/23/13 at 7:34 AM S for Stadium Lights 7/22/13 at 5:02 AM
What Should a Princess Look Like?
I had the best princess role model when I was a child. Although she had beautiful dresses and ornate, stylish hairdos just like the Disney lineup of princesses, she also carried a blaster, didn't ta...
7/12/13 at 9:51 PM Dungeons and Dragons Lovers Need to Visit Jamestown 6/18/13 at 1:37 PM
Historical Snowstorms and Blizzards 1/13/13 at 6:20 PM
Artifact history of disability in America now offered online
Check out a new national online exhibit -- EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America (http://everybody.si.edu/) -- from the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of American History. Many storie...
7/12/13 at 10:59 AM
Diabetes: are you at risk
Do you have a family history of diabetes or do you have any of following symptoms? urinating often being more thirsty than usual being hungry more often than usual unusual weight loss tired more...
7/7/13 at 5:25 AM Your DNA Could Be Good or Bad 10/23/12 at 1:13 PM
Historical Video by Wendy Grethen 5/14/11 at 5:00 AM
Hathaway’s historical research wins Merrifield Competition at UND
Sonja N. Hathaway, a Ph.D. student in the University of North Dakota Department of History, has won the 2012-13 Merrifield Competition for her research paper on North Dakota history. Her paper, Aaron...
5/29/13 at 7:49 AM Black History Month under way at UND 2/6/13 at 2:06 PM
UND historian to lead public presenation on Teddy Roosevelt May 9 5/5/11 at 9:39 AM
Orthodox Easter and Church History
Sunday was Pascha ("Easter") for Orthodox Christians across the globe. For us, it meant the conclusion to a long Holy Week and a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of Christ in the very earlies...
5/7/13 at 8:56 AM Archaeology, History, Tourism, and Ideology 2/18/13 at 11:56 AM
The First Byzantine World History to be Published Online 11/21/12 at 10:55 PM
A Lesson in Family History (Part 3)
continuation of A Lesson in Family History Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road wou...
4/3/13 at 8:32 AM A Lesson in Family History (Part 2) 3/31/13 at 9:22 AM
A Lesson in Family History 3/28/13 at 9:51 AM
"Not in the right sport"
I know a lot of hockey players and fans make fun of basketball, but as someone who grew up playing and watching a ton of basketball, I still love everything about March Madness. The first four days o...
3/26/13 at 11:10 PM Battles on Ice: Continuing the outdoor hockey trend 2/9/13 at 5:00 AM