Syd Albright

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HISTORY CORNER: Public Enemy Number 1: Story of John Dillinger, J. Edgar Hoover and the Lady in Red

John Herbert Dillinger was one of America’s most famous criminals in the 1930s, a group that included Al Capone,...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
HISTORY CORNER: The people and times of the historic Santa Fe Trail

Traveling the Santa Fe Trail in the early 1800s was high adventure — though sometimes boring, with only seeing the occasional prairie dog breaking the monotony.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
HISTORY CORNER: British sea captain Henry Hudson explores North America, then is cast adrift by mutinying crew

Twice, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed to North America seeking the legendary water route to Asia, only to be abandoned in the Arctic waters, never to b...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
HISTORY CORNER: Monopoly

Nearly a hundred years ago, robber barons were rampaging in America, and Elizabeth “Lizzie” J. Magie Phillips decided she’d do something about it in her own ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: KAMEHAMEHA THE WARRIOR KING OF HAWAII WAS ORDERED TO BE EXECUTED JUST BEFORE HE WAS BORN

Kekuiapoiwa was about to give birth to a child that would one day be King Kamehameha I, ruler of all the Hawaiian Islands.