History Lesson Tuesdays: Alcatraz Closes it Doors for Good. March 21, 1963

The Closing of an Icon After two decades of intense scrutiny relating to operating costs and confinement practices, on Thursday, March 21, 1963, the end of an era arrived with the official closure of Alcatraz. The physical structures on Alcatraz were indicating wear and tear that would cost the government millions of dollars to keepContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: Alcatraz Closes it Doors for Good. March 21, 1963”

History Lesson Tuesdays: 7 Deadliest Weapons in History

by Michael Ray The earliest known purpose-built weapons in human history date to the Bronze Age. Maces, which were little more than rocks mounted on sticks, had questionable value as hunting tools, but they were superbly suited for smashing the bones and skulls of other humans. Later in the Bronze Age, the sword made its first appearance. SinceContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: 7 Deadliest Weapons in History”

History Lesson Tuesdays: Alexander Graham Bell Received A Patent for the Telephone. March 7, 1876

Plus 6 Fast Facts About Alexander Graham Bell. by John P. Rafferty individual encyclopedia entries about the topics. Alexander Graham Bell, best known as the inventor of the telephone, also made other significant contributions to society during his extraordinary life. He created other useful tools and devices, he made a lifelong commitment to deaf education, and he helpedContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: Alexander Graham Bell Received A Patent for the Telephone. March 7, 1876”

The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts

**Spoilers ahead** I listened to this via the Libby App. This book started off rather slow to me. She lost her farm that had been in her family for a long time. It was kind of sad. She did try to make it work, but couldn’t. She was offered a place in a environment likeContinue reading “The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts”