Granddaddy of all desert mining discoveries was the Comstock Lode, which sent the Far West on a silver stampede to Nevada’s Washoe country a century ago.
“To push back the consciousness of American beginnings, beyond Jamestown, beyond the Pilgrims, to the highwater mark of the Elizabethan Age” -- Part One of a New Series.
A “primitive-moderne” spoofs American art and history.
Only Sir William Johnson, living among them in feudal splendor, won and kept the confidence of the Iroquois.
New York received the great composer like a god; he responded con brio to its shiny gadgets and beautiful women and produced an “American” opera.
At Brook Farm a handful of gentle Bostonians launched a noble but short-lived experiment in communal living.
Curiosity motivated the first American who crossed Siberia. But he also made a handsome profit.
Baseball’s rules and rituals are much as they were fifty years ago and anything to win still goes.
All that the Adamses saw they were schooled to put down and save. The result is a collection of historical records beyond price and without peer.