The Soap Opera of Kibbie B. McCoye ... Grab your popcorn and sit back while I tell you a soap opera worthy story of aliases, German spies, jilted lovers, and insidious gossip from a group of Los Angeles neighbors who make Melrose Place look like amateur hour. This is actually a true story that played out in 1918 with … Continue reading That was in a Military File?!?
If you've followed the blog for any length of time, then you probably know that the World War II era is my favorite in history - I particularly love any and every photo of service members and their wartime experiences that I can get my hands on, so I'm back today with two Navy photos rescued … Continue reading A WWII Photo Mystery (Part 1)
"After a week of fighting, a young man in a red coat stands on a parapet. We lower our guns as he frantically waves a white handkerchief..." - Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) from Hamilton: An American Musical (2015) While I could absolutely write about the genius of the musical Hamilton, or trap … Continue reading Today In History: Victory at Yorktown (1781)