Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sarah Knox Taylor: The First Mrs. Jeff Davis

Sarah may have been a tiny little blip in history, but her connections are cool! Sarah Knox Taylor: The Army Brat Zachary Taylor was a forty-year career soldier who rose through the ranks. He was born in Virginia and raised … Continue reading

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The Three Lives of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was only 60 years old when he died. The country was stunned. How could TR allow himself to be blindsided by the Grim Reaper? TR’s Death The real truth was that TR, the poster-boy for the strenuous life, … Continue reading

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Grace and Calvin Coolidge on the Farm

President Calvin Coolidge loved to take his wife with him on Presidential out-and-abouts. She was pretty, she was stylish, and she had an impish humor. She was enormously popular. President and Mrs. Coolidge Calvin Coolidge was arguably the most sexist … Continue reading

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Lucy Hayes and the Laced Oranges

Lucy Hayes has gone down in history as “Lemonade Lucy” for banning spirits in the White House – but did people find a way around it?   The Spirits of ‘76 The election of 1876 was one of the most … Continue reading

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