By Greg Hoots On April 6, 1917 at 1:11 pm, President Woodrow Wilson signed a declaration of war passed by both houses of the United States Congress, launching America into World War […]
-by Greg Hoots- I once asked Daddy when he started collecting arrowheads, and he said that when he was about ten or eleven years old, he found his first arrowhead in his […]
-by Greg Hoots- Author’s note: This story is about my dad, Carl Hoots, and his dream to build a historic interpretative center and tourist park near West Plains, Missouri in 1970. Daddy […]
-by Greg Hoots- Friedrich Meditz was born on May 24, 1929 in Buchel, a hamlet in the ethnic German enclave of Gottschee, located in the Lower Carniola region of Yugoslavia. Friedrich’s parents, […]
One of the great inventions of the 19th century which improved the quality of life for virtually all Americans was the creation of the match in the early 1800s. The first modern, […]
-by Greg Hoots- As a child, I often heard stories from my folks of what they always called “the bicycle trip.” The bicycle trip took place three years before I was born, […]
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