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Richard Nixon Resigned 40 Years Ago Today

On Aug. 8, 1974 – exactly 40 years ago Friday – Richard Nixon made history by becoming the first and so far only president to resign from office.  He addressed the nation and disappeared into obscurity.  For those who don't know or don't remember Richard Nixon achieved some good things. Some of his most acclaimed [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:37-06:00August 8th, 2014|Categories: History|Tags: |0 Comments

Billy the Kid

This ferrotype photograph, the only existing photo of Billy the Kid, is a mirror image of the outlaw. In October I moved my family to Texas.  Traveling between Salt Lake City, Utah and San Antonio, Texas can be quite boring and I should know after driving it 4 times in 3 weeks.  On [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:38-06:00February 11th, 2014|Categories: History|Tags: , |0 Comments

Declaration of Independence 237 Years Old

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which [...]

By |2016-11-10T20:52:41-06:00July 4th, 2013|Categories: History|Tags: , , |0 Comments