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U.S. Highway 84 enters New Mexico just east of Clovis, and that is where my wife, MaryAnn, and I stopped for the night. We were pulling our little travel trailer back home from Florida. U.S. Highway … more
On March 25, 1933, USS Sequoia The Sequoia would go on to serve eight U.S. presidents. Previously, the Department of Commerce had used it as a decoy to catch Prohibition lawbreakers. more
On March 19, 1957, Elvis Presley puts a $1,000 down payment on a new home for his parents, a southern Colonial mansion on a 13.8-acre wooded estate. Presley agreed to purchase the Tennessee home called Graceland for $102,500. more
On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born in Germany. Einstein's theories of relativity drastically altered man's view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory ultimately helped make the atomic bomb. more
On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. In his inaugural address, Roosevelt outlined his "New Deal," an expansion of the federal government as an instrument of employment opportunity and welfare. more
You can rent an apartment, rent a car and even rent tools. And if you love fresh eggs, now you can rent a chicken. “It’s a great way to introduce the idea of having backyard chickens to … more
Some police departments in Canada are known for giving out “positive tickets” — citations for doing something good in public. • • • The biggest polar bear ever recorded weighed a … more
It was late September. My grandson Robert Bennett had a break from school, so we headed south for a final camping trip before winter. When heading south, I stop in Socorro for supplies and lunch. … more
Q: In 1937, I received a composition and stuffed cloth doll of Mickey Mouse. It is marked “knickerbocker” and is about 12” tall and in excellent condition. A neighbor has offered me $250 for … more
What do you think of when you hear the word “table”? In your mind, do you see the large rectangular piece of furniture in your kitchen? Your fourth-grader might picture a multiplication chart, … more
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