Ocmulgee Mounds National Monument

Historic Site of the Month

The heritage of the Ocmulgee Mounds and the traditions of the Muskogee Creek Indians has been around for centuries, but the park itself, inaugurated in 1934 as a National Monument, has been getting increased notice since its new designation as a National Historical Park in 2019, doubling its size.

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Belva Lockwood

Women's History Month

On February 15, 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill that allowed female attorneys to argue in Supreme Court cases. The first, Belva Lockwood.

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Booker T. Washington National Monument

Spotlight on Lesser Known History

In some ways, the least important part of Booker T. Washington's life was spent on this farm in Hardy, Virginia, now reconstructed as a National Monument, due to all the fantastic and important achievements in his life to come. In other ways, the rise of Washington from slavery on this farm, his upbringing by his mother, and the overcome to become one of the preeminent educators in the history of the United States could not be more important.

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Timeline 1680's

Timeline of the Month

A comet this way comes while New Spain has problems in Santa Fe, LaSalle explores the Mississippi for France, and New France begins its series of wars with the British colonies.

Baseball's Best @ 150 Book

Baseball History

It's the unique new book for the baseball fan on Baseball's Best at the 150th anniversary of MLB available in paperback, ebook, and PDF format at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more. PDF ON SALE $7.95 to 3/20.

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Nellie Tayloe Ross

Women's History Month

In January 1925, Nellie Tayloe Ross is inaugurated as the first woman governor of the United States in Wyoming. Miriam Ferguson is installed two weeks later as the second female governor during a ceremony in Texas.

Henry Blair and Thomas Jennings

Fan Favorite

Henry Blair receives the second patent awarded to an African American when he patents a corn planter. It was thought to be the first until 1900, when it was discovered that Thomas Jennings had actually been the first in 1821.

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American Revolution

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Battlefield Preservation

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