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Learn how Levi Strauss Co. and Jacob Davis secured patent No. 139,121 for "a pair of pantaloons having the pocket openings secured by means of rivets."

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. 

Alan Guebert remembers the life of Neil Harl, following his death, and explains why he was the smartest person in the room wherever he went.

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

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

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

Jack-o-lanterns date back centuries, but they weren't always carved using pumpkins. Discover the origins of the jack-o-lantern and how to carve an original.

Discover how the glaciers that once covered two-thirds of Ohio created habitats for both humans and wildlife and how that's still evident today.

Alan Guebert recalls the Friday nights of his youth spent in town with his family, and later his brothers during his teenage years.

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