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Rich Lowry: A stupendous bounty

...better standard of living. "Americans achieved modern heights by the middle of the 18th century," according to economic historian Robert Fogel, and had already "reached levels of life expectancy not attained by the general population of England or even...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-26/rich-lowry-a-stupendous-bounty
Opinion
Cultivate 'a new aesthetic of slowness'

...that a train traveling that fast would literally crush the bones of the passengers and so must be avoided at all costs. As historian Stephen Kern puts it, "New speeds have always brought out alarmists." Kern goes further. He says concern about the effects...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-10-02/cultivate-a-new-aesthetic-of-sl
Community

...most precious documents," said Steven E. Snow, church historian and recorder. "They go to the foundation of our faith...valuable manuscript, said Richard E. Turley, assistant church historian and recorder.Before he was killed by a mob in 1844, Smith...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-09-03-4
Arts & Entertainment
Tune out the downers in your life

...Responding to His love with appreciation and dedication makes life truly beautiful.Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish essayist and historian, wrote, "I believe you will find in all histories that no nation that did not contemplate this wonderful universe with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-10-09/tune-out-the-downers-in-your-li
Community
Pope says world is faced with WWIII

...Bergoglio is engraved in a wall. Nardin, the local priest, said he is not believed to be related to the pope. But World War I historian, Col. Lorenzo Cadeddu, who has found two Bergoglios listed among the Italian casualties of World War I, said it remained...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/by-colleen-barry/2014-09-13/pope-says-world-is-faced
US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

...noted dryly."Washtub" was not, however, a washout.It operated from 1951-59, according to Deborah Kidwell, official historian of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, or OSI."While war with the Soviet Union did not come to Alaska, OSI...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-as-secret-stay-b
News
All surface, no substance

...same fresh spirit she brought to the governor's office. Instead, we got a punch line on "Saturday Night Live."When historians look at the footnote that was Sarah Palin, they won't use phrases like "great compromiser" or "fair negotiator" or...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-04/all-surface-no-substance
Opinion
The Nixon resignation at 40

...case, which ushered in abortion on demand.Still, he remains one of our most fascinating presidents and one we can be sure historians will "kick around" for at least another 40 years.Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribune.com.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-09/the-nixon-resignation-at-40
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Scottish kids help restore cabins on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...the Harding Ice Field and to undertake some volunteer work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Gary, the Refuge historian and cabin restorer, was our main contact and I think he sized us up pretty quickly. One of his first questions of us was...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-28/refuge-notebook-scottish-kids-he
Outdoors
Restoring snowmobile history

...The first snowmobile was a Ford Model T plopped on top of a track with skis in the front, said Lewis Diehl, Riverton historian and founding member of the Rocky Mountain Antique Snowmobile Association. People used it in fields in the winter to help...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-28/restoring-snowmobile-history
Outdoors

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