100 Years Ago, Woodrow Wilson Made a Decision that Shaped our World

One hundred years ago this month, President Woodrow Wilson plunged the United States into World War One. Wilson’s choice to push for war still baffles scholars and historians.  U.S. interests were not at risk, and the country still felt a strong aversion to dealings with other countries. Influential citizens like Henry Ford and feminist Jane … More 100 Years Ago, Woodrow Wilson Made a Decision that Shaped our World

A Defining Moment for San Francisco, 111 Years Ago Today

One hundred eleven years ago today, on April 18 at 5:12 a.m., a violent earthquake shook San Francisco.   This was 30 years before the Richter scale was developed to measure an earthquake’s magnitude, and nearly 70 years before the system we use today, the Moment Magnitude scale. The scale ranks an earthquake on a scale … More A Defining Moment for San Francisco, 111 Years Ago Today

Theodore Roosevelt Visits the Lone Star State!

In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt went on a trip west, and he stopped in Sherman, Texas. This stereoscope image shows him speaking (from his horse!) to a sizable crowd. But what is a stereoscope, you ask. Stereoscopes are two photographs of one scene taken at slightly different angles. They can be viewed as two ordinary pictures, but with a stereoscope viewer, they … More Theodore Roosevelt Visits the Lone Star State!