Monthly Archives: November 2015

History of Thanksgiving

Most Americans have a fuzzy kind of idea of why we celebrate Thanksgiving. In grammar school, we learned something about how the Pilgrims gave thanks for a bountiful harvest by enjoying a feast with the Indians, who showed them how … Continue reading

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Master Counterfeiter Beats the Secret Service for more than 15 years

Although most people think the United States Secret Service was formed to provide presidential protection, its original charter was the suppression of counterfeit money. (Presidential protection was added after the assassination of Pres. McKinley in 1901.) At Civil War’s end, … Continue reading

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