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The Boys with the Shovels: The CCC at Pokagon State Park

For 62 years, veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps, most of them from Company 556, have been coming to Indiana’s Pokagon State Park on the last Sunday in July, for the oldest continuous CCC reunion in the country. For the … Continue reading

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I Believe in Dr. Film!

I was asked to write a guest column in “Dr. Film’s Blog.”  Read it here: http://www.drfilm.net/blog/?p=463

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Guest column by The Endangered Moderate: Where Have You Gone, Richard Carlson?

Okay, I’m officially sick of it.  For eight years, George W. Bush consistently, if not purposely, mispronounced “nuclear,” “remnant,” and a whole host of other words.  Many people would accuse me of being an intellectual elitist for holding this against … Continue reading

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I Wonder If She’s Friendly

I lost a friend this month. She was sleek and elegant, undeniably gorgeous. Her eyes were sapphire blue, and for over ten years her beauty mesmerized me. Her name was S’mese – la S’mese. Her cunning ways earned her many … Continue reading

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21st Century–My First Step

“So do you have a website?” friends and colleagues have asked.  “Do you have a blog?”    Well, I am a historian who does in fact live in the past at times.  “I see dead people”––no, not ghosts (perhaps a … Continue reading

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