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There was a Time . . .

3-23-19 . . . when Americans pulled together and headed in the same general direction.  Let us not forget the contributions that women workers made to the war effort.  Pictures by Fenno Jacobs: steve

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Goin’ Home (for awhile)

3-16-19 Signalman George Pitts: HOMEWARD BOUND March 7, 1945:  The Boston got underway today with her Homeward Bound pennant flying 800 ft. in the air.  Six inches per man is what the pennant is supposed to represent.  While leaving Ulithi, … Continue reading

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Trade Embargoes Pushed Japan to the Brink

2-9-19 Some years ago, I was in a trade show in Dallas.  It was my first time in that city. My hotel room windows looked down across boulevards and an overpass and gave me a direct view of the Book … Continue reading

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The 20’s and 30’s — Presidents

2-15-19 (Almost President’s Day.) We take a peek at our Presidents between WWI and WWII. Why? Beacuse the tapestry of history is woven with many threads. 1916    Democrat Woodrow Wilson was narrowly elected to a second term.  He campaigned on … Continue reading

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Japan enters WWI

2-9-19 Japan had allied itself with Great Britain in 1902 (to counteract the Russian push into Manchuria). In the early days of WWI, Japan resisted pleas from England for naval help in the Pacific and South China Seas. They offered … Continue reading

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