Monday, July 4, 2022
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“Johnny Appleseed” entered the pages of American folklore as one of our most popular heroes. This nature boy with the pasteboard hat was named John Chapman.
route 66

Learn more about Route 66's history, unique construction, impact on pop culture and legacy, as well as, how it was phased out over time.
women in history sign

On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment passed the Senate and was submitted to the states, allowing women to vote. Learn what it took to get there.
republican elephant and democrat donkey

Learn more about how two major parties — Democrat and Republican ­­­— came to dominate the national elections in the United States.
Texas

Learn more about how the Mexican war started, ended and everything in that happened in between.
horse

Learn more about the mission to recover the Lipizzaner horses, the jewels of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, from the Nazis during WWII.
knapweed

Learn more about the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Col. George A. Custer.
sewing machines

Learn how the invention of the sewing machine led to the evolution of the American mercantile economy into the age of industrial capitalism.
the white house

Learn more about the life and work of Sojourner Truth and the time she visited Abraham Lincoln to thank him for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.

Washington decided on a bold stroke of military strategy to win the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776.