Investigating History
The Winner

The Winner

Joseph Glidden’s invention won the West. In the fall of 1873, Joseph Glidden did what many farmers did and do: he went to the county fair. In this...

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Raising Them Right

Raising Them Right

Dellie Blachly overcame tragedy to bring higher education to her sons.   Dellie Blachly was a shrewd, driven and courageous woman—in her time...

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Ambush!

Ambush!

The courage of a lawman led to his untimely death.   Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones had guts—nobody questioned that. He had fought outlaws...

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A Grave Concern

A Grave Concern

About that pipe that marks the last resting place of the Daltons… Visitors to the Elmwood Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas, are generally looking for...

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The Donner Business

The Donner Business

Where did the wagon train party fall short? Back when I was in high school, a group of us loved to go winter camping out in the middle of nowhere....

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He Missed the Scoop

He Missed the Scoop

John Clum was busy when the Tombstone street fight took place.   It’s entirely possible to get so engrossed in a task that one misses a big...

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