Monthly Archives: May 2017

Barbed Wire Helps the Nation Expand West

As the American frontier pushed westward into the Great Plains, farmers and others who lived off the land were forced to share space with cattlemen and sheep herders. Traditional fence materials—wooden rails and stone—ranged from scarce and expensive to non-existent, … Continue reading

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Alexander Fleming Accidentally Discovers Penicillin

Alexander Fleming Was born on August 6, 1881 in Ayrshire, Scotland. After completing his basic studies, he moved to London, where he attended the Royal Polytechnic Institution. After working in a shipping office for four years, the twenty-year-old Fleming inherited … Continue reading

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