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As we approach the end of another football season, we can pause to appreciate the abilities of the players who entertain us as we watch them showcase their talent. Athletes in football – as in any...

 

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By Charles Dawes’s term as vice president of the United States ended in March 1929. The new president, Herbert Hoover, got along with Dawes much better than had his predecessor, Calvin Coolidge....

 

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By the mid-1880s thousands of miles of railroad tracks crisscrossed the American West, making travel somewhat easier for the people who lived there. During the previous two decades the U.S. government...

 

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Charles Dawes took the oath of office as vice president of the United States, serving under President Calvin Coolidge, on March 4. 1925. Unfortunately, the two men did not enjoy a good relationship....

 

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Any time January 1 rolls around, it is typical for people to wish their friends, relatives, and acquaintances a “Happy New Year!” That tradition has perhaps never been more highly anticipated...

 

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Today is Dec. 25 – Christmas! Like many people, Christmas is my favorite holiday. Also, like many people, I find the 2020 version of that holy day to be different from what is “normal.” As the...

 

A man of many achievements, part 4

Random Thoughts When William McKinley became U.S. president in 1897, Charles Dawes thought that his future in politics looked promising. Dawes had managed McKinley’s campaign in Illinois, and...

 

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During the first two decades of the 20th century, the United States experienced a period known as the Progressive Era. Many laws were passed in an attempt to make the country a better place for more p...

 

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The family into which Charles Dawes was born in 1865 had been successful in the fields of politics, business and military service for generations. Charles and his siblings would carry on those...

 

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Few Americans have led lives as successful and interesting as Charles Dawes. During his lifetime, which spanned the years from 1865 to 1951, he accomplished many things in the fields of law,...

 

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Few Americans have led lives as successful and interesting as Charles Dawes. During his lifetime, which spanned the years from 1865 to 1951, he accomplished many things in the fields of law,...

 

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Fans of baseball’s New York Yankees were happy to see their team make it to the World Series in 1976 after an absence of 11 years. That was, however, where their joy ended as the Cincinnati Reds...

 

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In 1976, the New York Yankees, once one of the most successful major league baseball organizations, broke out of an 11-year slump. The team made it into the World Series for the first time since...

 

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One of the most storied franchises in professional sports history has been the New York Yankees baseball team. For years the Yankees dominated the American League and would – as often as not – cap...

 

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As we saw recently, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution extending the right to vote to American women. With the right to vote, of course, comes the right...

 

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In August 1920 the long struggle for women’s suffrage ended in victory when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The road the suffragists had...

 

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On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee state legislature was considering becoming the 36th state to ratify the proposed 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. If...

 

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Several American states had granted women the right to vote prior to the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Women suffrage leaders, however, wanted women in all states...

 

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With the 2020 election fast approaching, we must note that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the addition of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That provision stipulates that the...

 

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Once Ruth Brown began openly supporting racial equality in Bartlesville, city leaders wasted no time plotting to fire her from her job at the town’s public library. For one thing, the city commissio...

 

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As we have seen, Ruth Brown, the long-serving librarian of the Bartlesville public library, was a staunch believer in providing reading materials of all kinds to the townspeople who used that...

 

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Ruth Brown, the head of the Bartlesville public library from 1919 to 1950, believed that the library should provide all kinds of materials for its patrons to read. These included two journals that...

 

Random Thoughts Oklahoma profile: Ruth Brown, part 1

Ruth Brown was the librarian of the Bartlesville public library for more than 30 years until the city’s commissioners fired her in 1950. Brown was born in Hiawatha, Kansas, in 1891. She graduated...

 

Random Thoughts The world's oldest person? – part 2

Jeanne Calment of Arles, France, made world news in 1997 when she died at the age of 122. That made her the world’s longest-lived person since records have been kept. Or did it? Some people were...

 

Random Thoughts: The world's oldest person? (part 1)

A few years ago I wrote an article about a woman in Arles, France – Jeanne Calment – who lived to be 122 years old. This made her the oldest person in the recorded history of the world. An intrigu...

 

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