Camels And North America

A (Brief) History Of Camels In North America Much to everyone’s surprise, Camels were once native to the North American continent. Eleven thousand years ago these Camelops roamed the western United States and, though modern relatives live in Africa and Asia, relatives of the species as a whole may have spread across to Asia fromContinue reading “Camels And North America”

A Reflection On Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson And “Decades Of Division” Growing up in Virginia the Civil War history unit always started with Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson – the only president we don’t know the true state of birth for because he was born on the border of North and South Carolina. He is best known as the Original JackassContinue reading “A Reflection On Andrew Jackson”

Public School Pre-Vaccine Public Health Class Circa 1932 – Part 1: Good Citizenship

What did we do to prevent diseases and still carry on with daily life before vaccines existed? Vulnerable populations still existed. Public health measures still existed, even under President Herbert Hoover. So let’s take a gander into the archives of historical texts, starting with my grandmother’s health textbook. It should be noted, as we areContinue reading “Public School Pre-Vaccine Public Health Class Circa 1932 – Part 1: Good Citizenship”

Do You Know This Woman?

The Mystery Of Hattie Reams Vande Riet – Part 1 What we know “Hattie” Reams Vande Riet sat still in an ornate wicker chair at New York Art Gallery at 305 E. Broad St. in Richmond VA approximately one hundred years ago. This posed cabinet card captured her green, light hazel, or dark blue eyesContinue reading “Do You Know This Woman?”