Monthly Archives: March 2015

On this date… March 22, 1621 and 1622… Massachusetts and Virginia

March 22 was a significant date two years in a row. In 1621, Massasoit, the Great Sachem of the Wampanoags, negotiated a mutual defense pact with the Pilgrims recently ensconced at Patuxet, which they called Plymouth. Though his people were … Continue reading

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Who discovered Mt. Kenya? A. David Livingstone, B. Johann Krapf, C. William Shakespeare, D. George Bush

Who discovered Mt. Kenya?   A. David Livingstone,  B. Johann Krapf,  C. William Shakespeare,  D. George Bush This is the question, posed to Mharere Mkare on a school test, that spurred this satire:  Kenyan Traveler Discovers Big River in Europe

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On this date… March 10, 1957… Columbia River

A mile across, Celilo Falls were the tenth widest waterfall in the world, the widest in the United States, and the largest along the Columbia River. Each year, millions of salmon, hundreds of sea lions, and thousands of Indians from … Continue reading

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On this date… March 3, 1832… Georgia

The Supreme Court ruling granting tribal sovereignty was issued on this date. It still stands today. It all started with Samuel Worcester (left) and Elizur Butler, missionaries to the Cherokee. While the Supreme Court debated, they sat in a Georgia … Continue reading

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