Thursday, December 8, 2022
barrels

The ratification of the 18th Amendment and the enactment of the Volstead Act marked the culmination of a long campaign in the U.S. against liquor traffic. 
Plymouth rock

The Plymouth colony was never large, but it played a significant role in pointing other dissenters the way to the New World.
Blue Ridge Mountains

Thomas Jefferson spearheaded the Louisiana Purchase agreement, which was signed May 2, 1803, and Louisiana was purchased for $15 million.
alaska

In the waters of Alaska on Little Diomede Island, the CSS Shenandoah fired the last shots of the American Civil War. 
magazine

McClure was the most entertaining and influential magazine, exposing graft and corruption, and capturing the attention of readers until it folded in 1931.
Harpers Ferry

John Brown's raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in October 1859 stands out as a critical event in the spiral that led to the American Civil War. 
panama canal

Theodore Roosevelt claimed the Panama Canal was his greatest achievement. Find out what led to its creation.
flag

Hugh Earnhart recaps the service of an American hero, William "Willy" Vaughan, of Austintown, Ohio, during World War II.
treshing machine

Threshing day was the greatest day of the year for farmers in the 1930s when life was slower, harder and more neighborly.
grand canyon

Hugh Earnhart recaps the tale of John Wesley Powell and nine other men, who set off to explore the Grand Canyon on May 24, 1869.