History & Heritage

But truth be told, when I crunched the numbers, a farmers' market meal made of roasted local pasture-raised chicken, baked potatoes and steamed broccoli cost less than four meals at Burger King...
There are vast libraries filled with documentation of the Second World War, from military records to history books, biographies, novels and plays.  The works still appear -- there's always...
The moon makes frequent appearances in love lyrics, be it a harvest moon, a blue moon, a desert moon or an old devil moon... Dorothy's lyric [for "Don't Blame Me"] has "...
If Samuel Clemens had lived a little longer he might have had his own radio show.  As Mark Twain he was a prolific writer and a delightful performer, one of the most popular speakers of his time...
Among the many contributions of African-Americans to our national life, one seems almost incidental: the intense interest in genealogy.  The appearance in 1976 of the book “Roots” by...
There are few characters whose reputations have entered the realm of myth and continue to attract insatiable interest.  Was there ever really a Ulysses or a Robin Hood?  People still show...
Troops involved in a conflict are admonished to pursue the enemy and carry out their mission as if victory in the war depended entirely on them.  That may not always be the case -- there's a...
Reading a biography, autobiography or personal memoir allows us to add someone else's life to our own.  We can follow them through the pages and share their struggles and pleasures,...
For three days in mid-August, 1969, the center of the Universe was a dairy farmer's field in New York's Southern Tier that is now a cultural landmark.  It was the scene of an event...
When Timothy Wahl was growing up on a dairy farm in Allegany County , NY, Town of Andover , going to Andover Central School, doing the chores and playing games in Elm Valley, few would have thought...