History’s Most Surprising Vice President Picks
Despite being only one degree away from the presidency, the Vice President of the United States has long been viewed as an inauspicious position. John Adams called it “the most…
What 6 Major State Capitals Looked Like 100 Years Ago
One hundred years is a long time in the life of a city. New technologies emerge and wane, people come and go, cultural factors ebb and flow. But not all…
Women wore dresses made of flour sacks during the Depression.
The first mass-produced flour sacks were made of rough fabric that rural families repurposed as rags and towels. But once the bags became available in tighter weaves, frugal homemakers altered…
A Day in the Life of a Settler in Colonial America
There was no one typical day in colonial America — the experiences of colonial families differed based on their location, economic status, and individual circumstances. The colonial era not only…