Category: Americas

Announcement

Today our thoughts are with the victims of the attack in Manchester that took place yesterday, and their friends and families. We are a team of Americans and Britons, and together we stand against all forms of hate and violence. Our hearts go out to all those families who were affected by this evil act. […]

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The Teapot Dome Scandal

In geological terms, a dome is a formation that traps oil underground between layers of rock, with the upper layer bent upward to form a dome.  Teapot Dome is a dome north of Casper, Wyoming, which was named for a rock formation that looked like a teapot- complete with a spout and a handle.  This […]

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Joshua Chamberlain and the Ghost

The American Civil War was in full rage by 1863.  On July 1, 1863 the armies were massing around a small town in Pennsylvania called Gettysburg.  The battle that followed was one of the bloodiest and crucial in the war.  Joshua Chamberlain was the Colonel of the 20th Maine, promoted after the battle of Chancellorsville. […]

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The Crippen Murder

Hawley Harvey Crippen was a meek little man with a big problem.  His wife was a cheating, gold digging narcissist.  To complicate matters, he was in love with another woman.  How did he get into this predicament? Crippen was born to a prosperous family in Coldwater, Michigan in 1862.  Despite the fact the family was […]

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Pukwudgie

These magical creatures where capable of both good and evil. They where similar to the fairies and gnomes of Europe. They are usually described as being knee-high or even smaller. Their name literally means ‘person of the wilderness’ and are considered to be spirits of the forest. In some traditions, they have a sweet smell […]

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