THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Help needed: Photos, postcards and stories about Iowa's Bridges
When looking at the Durrow Road Bridge, located east of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the first thing that comes to mind is that it is a typical through truss bridge built in the 1920s. Judging by its recent ... Posted on 5/9/12 at 4:57 AM
THE FLENSBURG FILES Flynnism for the Arrogant and Cocky
This column includes some stories from the Flensburg Files News Flyer
There are some people who are born to greatness and prove it through word and practice, both as a professional as well as ... Posted on 2/1/12 at 5:23 PM
REPRINT 1945: Nazi Spies Caught By Kid
Harvard Hodgkins, who was 17, helped catch two Nazi spies who came to New England, probably from a German U-Boat, in 1944.
It's a fascinating story, and it just goes to show that anyone can make a ... Posted on 1/23/10 at 12:00 AM
Schissel hops the pond to the U.S. 54 years ago
WORTHINGTON — While stationed overseas, a handsome G.I. meets a pretty girl at a dance, falls in love with her and brings her home as his bride.
In a nutshell, that’s the story of how Englishwoman Terry Schissel became a resident of Worthington more than 50 years ago.
A decade ago, I approached a horseman and asked,“Why is it that I think of Conquistadors when I see you on your horse?” The horseman replied, “You are a student of history, and this horse is the type of horse with which Coronado and Pizarro conquered the Americas.”
This conversation started my fascination with many breeds of horses and their relationship with our history.
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