We all have people we admire or consider our mentors in life. Next to my father, John Wooden is the person I most admire.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote of his Poplar Forest plantation, “It is the most valuable of my possessions,” he wasn’t envisioning hundreds of cash registers churning out profits in a new shopping center.
Motorcycles have cruised America for more than 100 years, thrilling riders, scaring parents, and providing simple, efficient transportation.
Two men flipped a coin in 1845 in Oregon City, at the end of the Oregon Trail, to choose a name for their brand-new town on the banks of the Willamette River, 15 miles away.
The parade of foreign policy usually skipped rural Iowa, but on Sept. 23, 1959, the eyes of the nation focused on Coon Rapids.
Among the ancient peoples of the American Southwest, the Fremont do not loom large in public consciousness.
In 1858 a group of Apache braves returned from trading at a nearby town in Mexican territory (later New Mexico) to find their camp ravaged by Mexican soldiers.
From the beginning, America's best artists have often been suspicious of the cultural refinements of Europe.
When 28-year-old Ann Eliza Young, the 19th (by her reckoning) wife of Mormon leader Brigham Young, collapsed from fatigue while she was working in the boarding house she ran in Salt Lake City in 1872, she awoke to fuel a national firestorm.
Americans have always supported government activities that enable citizens to travel more easily across the challenging distances and geographic diversity of the country.