The Mountain Hurricane

In August of 1969, the intense Category 5 winds of Hurricane Camille blasted the state of Mississippi. Researchers can only estimate the maximum sustained winds because the storm destroyed every piece of wind-recording equipment in the region. Later analysis showed...
Strange Patriotism- Granddaughters of the Revolution Mortgage Their American Fortune to Appeal to Regency Aristocrats

Strange Patriotism- Granddaughters of the Revolution Mortgage Their American Fortune to Appeal to Regency Aristocrats

When representatives of the British colonies signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Benjamin Franklin is reported to have joked “we must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” But despite the humor, the threat was real. Signing...