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HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus by G. Hartwick in "The Polar World," 1874
Deborah Savage, September 21, 2014

On Sept. 8, 2014, the Canadian Prime Minister announced that one of the ships from the doomed Franklin Expedition had been found in the Arctic. Canadian scientists have been searching for the ships since 2008.


Kelly Wallace, August 19, 2014

Since today is National Aviation Day, let's take a brief look at Charles Lindbergh.  Like some of you, I’m sure, I was only passingly familiar with the story of Charles Lindbergh.  I’d never done any extensive reading or research on the man or his historic solo flight ac


L.A. Stories from the "Map Cave" graphic
Glen Creason, August 11, 2014

I have always felt it was a shame that so many maps and the stories they tell are buried in drawers where no one can hear them.


Kelly Wallace, August 06, 2014

In case you missed it, we’ve started a history book club.  The History Lovers Book Club is a virtual book discussion group offering readers a convenient way to connect with others who love history and books.  It’s great for readers with busy lives and those who like to read at their own


Kelly Wallace, July 01, 2014

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."


Underground Newspaper Microfilm Collection
History Department, March 31, 2014

The Underground Newspaper Collection (or Underground Press Collection) is a compilation of alternative/underground newspapers, magazines, newsletters and bulletins (1963-1985) reprinted on microfilm by the Underground Press Syndicate (UPS), later known as the Alternative Press S


Alma B., March 06, 2014

I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Maybe it’s because of my love for all things 1960’s or because I treasured my family’s Friday nights at Lamppost Pizza as a kid.  It might be the simultaneous bombardment of lights and sounds, compounded with the tactile quality of the flippers and th


Replica of Boat
Deborah Savage, January 21, 2014

The archeaologist Howard Carter toiled in Egypt for three decades with little success. Under the sponsorship of Lord Carnarvon, he spent seven years searching the Valley of the Kings for the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamen. Yet by November of 1922, Carter's luck was running out.


Dignitaries unveiled the John F. Kennedy plaque on the floor of the L.A. Coliseum
Cindy McNaughton, November 19, 2013

I know exactly where I was the afternoon of Friday, November 22, 1963.  I imagine most Americans 55 or older today remember where they were that day.  At 12.30 p.m. Central Standard Time, John F.


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