Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Donner Party Travels West — May, 1846

In the 1840s most Americans thought that civilization ended at the Mississippi River. The region to the west was wild, untamed, and, for the most part, unmapped. Lewis and Clark had blazed a trail to the Pacific Northwest, and buffalo … Continue reading

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President Harding and The Teapot Dome Scandal

“Keep Warren at home. Don’t let him make speeches. If he goes out on a tour somebody’s sure to ask him questions, and Warren’s just the sort of damned fool that will try to answer them.” — Senator Boies Penrose … Continue reading

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Women Finally Win the Right to Vote

She’s Good Enough to be Your Baby’s Mother and She’s Good Enough to Vote With You — suffragette ditty from 1916 “Just pray to God, dear. She will provide.” — British suffragette leader Lady Emmaline Pankhurst, to one of her … Continue reading

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