February is Black History Month.

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African American Heroes

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Indigenous Americans Long Path to U.S. Citizenship

President Calvin Coolidge and Osage 1924

If you were born in the United States, you may be blind to the past struggles of others who lived here their entire lives and were treated as foreigners.  But it was a long time from the founding of our nation and its principles of freedom before its first occupants were recognized as citizens on a mass scale.  And even longer before our indigenous population fully gained the right to vote. Continue Reading Here…

 

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American Indian Tribes Poster

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Did You Know?

 

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, Courier Litho. Co, 1899.

William Frederick Cody, “Buffalo Bill,” was born in Le Claire, Iowa, on February 26, 1846. While he was still a child, his family moved to Leavenworth, Kansas. Cody left his home in Leavenworth at the young age of 12, working for a wagon train going to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Herding cattle and driving a wagon, he crossed Great Plains several times. Read more…

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Born in the “Big Woods” of Wisconsin just a few miles north of Pepin, on February 7, 1867, Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder is a celebrated American author whose childhood in the Old West led her to write a series of what are known as the “Little House” books. Read more…

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Frontier Types, by Theodore Roosevelt, 1888

Old Trapper

The old race of Rocky Mountain hunters and trappers, of reckless, dauntless Indian fighters, is now fast dying out. Yet here and there, these restless wanderers of the untrodden wilderness still linger, in wooded fastnesses so inaccessible that the miners have not yet explored them, in mountain valleys so far off that no ranchman has yet driven his herds thither. Continue Reading this historic text by Teddy Roosevelt written in 1888.

More Adventures in the American West

The Old West

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St. Augustine, Florida’s Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Alligator Farm

 

One thing is made apparent as you explore parts of Florida — there are gators out there. Warning signs dot the landscape by most public water, rivers, and lakes. So it should be no surprise that Florida is also home to a Zoological Park dedicated to the reptile. Read More here…

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Red Brick Road near Auburn, Illinois

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Pecos Bill – A Legend of Frontier Spirit

Growing out of the imagination of southwestern cowboys during America’s westward expansion, Pecos Bill personifies the frontier virtues of courage, strength, and humor. Read more here…

 

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American Folklore by WilliamGropper, 1947

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