History

Articles and features diving into the past.

Top 10 Best Quotes From Will Rogers

One of the most endearing qualities of Will Rogers was his endless supply of notable quotes.

Will Rogers was a noted writer and commentator, his favorite topic was politics in 1928 he even ran his own presidential campaign. It was a funny one and it was a mock campaign he ran as a bunk-less candidate and the Anti-Bunk Party. He even noted, “I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.”

Alexis de Tocqueville on the Saginaw Trail

In 1831, 26 year old Alexis de Tocqueville and his friend Gustave de Beaumont, took the ultimate road trip. The pair of French aristocrats journey from Buffalo New York to the Straights of Detroit with the intent of going to the last overland outpost of civilization; Saginaw.

Film Review: To Keep the Light

The film tells the story of Abbie as she struggles to hang on to her post as the keeper of her lighthouse. She’s isolated and, except for her catatonic husband, alone.

Largest Protest Marches in the United States

Protest marches and rallies in cities across the nation and in Washington DC is a uniquely American phenomenon. They can be key historical events and the US capital has done well over the years to ensure the safety and security of participants. Indeed, some of the largest protest marches and over the past twenty years have evolved into social and cultural movements.