Albany

New Article - American Press

The history of the press in the colony of New York had been largely centered around New Amsterdam, i.e. New York City. But, on November 25, 1771, the Albany Gazette had its founding in the city that would become its capitol in 1797. The period of the colony was smack in between the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 and the start of the American Revolution in 1775.

Timeline 1700's

Timeline of the Month

The conflict of colonies in their empires as England, Spain, France, and the Netherlands compete for settlement and trade as the American plantations grow along the Atlantic Coast.



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Aztec Ruins National Monument

Spotlight on Lesser Known History

There are so many wonderful Indian culture heritage sites within the states of the southwest that sometimes the smaller sites, such as Aztec Ruins, gets less attention than it deserves. However, this collection of structures near the Animas River remains one of the most intact of such sites, and is a northwestern New Mexico treasure to visit. It was regarded so highly that its former owner, H.D. Abrams, became one of the most avid preservationists of the site, transferring it to the National Museum of American History, then National Park Service as a National Monument in 1923.

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Shenandoah National Park

Historic Site of the Month

From the beauty of the scenes from Skyline Drive to the farms of the valleys below, take a well known, but well worth trip down the road again, or for the first time, as fall approaches.

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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.

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Railroad and Time Zones

Industrial History

There was a time when the railroad industry was so huge, they controlled the agenda in the United States. A time when men who owned a railroad could basically change time, and have the ability to create two noons. On November 18, 1883, they did just that, establishing five new time zones from the hundreds (with rail stations) to thousands (without) of local zones currently in effect.


Belva Lockwood

Women's History

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.

World War II

Fan Favorite

For the first two years of World War II, the United States repeated its initial reaction of the first world war, attempting to stay neutral and broker peace.

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American Revolution

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Battlefield Preservation

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