Monday, September 28, 2020
kid on a train

"Orphan trains" were one of many remedies to try to unravel the plight of poverty in the cities of America in the mid-19th century and early 20th century.
camel

After the 1848 treaty ended war with Mexico, and the U.S. received all of Texas above the Rio Grande, a new form of transportation was needed — the camel. 
French flag

The overriding issue during John Adams' presidency was the question of peace with France. Find out how the second president of the U.S. kept the peace.
doctor

Although the Mayo Clinic grew beyond the lives of its creators, it's important to remember it was built on the practices and ideas of three individuals.
radio

WWI was a blessing for radio because the United States government suspended all patent disputes until after the conflict and pushed production forward.
1950 housewife

A new era of lifestyle had opened and suburbia appeared to be the best solution to the nation’s housing problem, following World War II.
Farm Science Review beans

The land grant colleges teach agriculture, mechanics and military science. Learn how the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.
arlington national cemetery

Learn who owned Arlington before the Civil War and how it came to be known as Arlington National Cemetery.
historical image of a reaper

Find out how Cyrus H. McCormick developed the reaper and revolutionized grain farming in the 1800s.