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Today In History: Victory at Yorktown (1781)

"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)... Continue Reading →

Stars & Stripes Forever

It was 240 years ago on June 14, 1777, that the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution adopting the "Stars & Stripes" as the national flag of the United States of America. "Resolved, that the flag of... Continue Reading →

Abel Torrey and his Political Views

I love this story about my 3rd Great Grandfather, Abel Ripley Torrey. What a great way to honor his memory and give insight into the character of the man.

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... Continue Reading →

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