Syd Albright

HISTORY CORNER: Cataldo Mission’s Jesuit Father De Smet was one of the Church’s best

June 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Josse De Smet was worried about his 13-year-old son, Pierre-Jean (Peter-John), who seemed to have an insatiable appetite for adventure. “May God protect him,” the boy’s father said. “He will either be a soldier or a great traveler, but he w...

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HISTORY CORNER: Gay English nobleman roamed early American West among Indians and America’s most famous mountain men

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

William Drummond Stewart was a Scottish nobleman with a solid military record before coming to America for adventure. He quickly became friends with some the greatest mountain men in American history — among them, William Sublette, Jim Brid...

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HISTORY CORNER: General George Crook obeyed orders to attack Indians, then fought to save them

June 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Gen. George R. Crook may have been near the bottom of his class at West Point, but that didn’t stop him from being one of America’s finest generals in the Civil War and in the battle against Native Americans.He’s considered the Army’s great...

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HISTORY CORNER: Devils Tower in Wyoming saved girls from a giant bear

May 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Long ago in the mists of time, seven little Indian girls were chased by bears seeking to eat them. Terrified, they jumped onto a 3-foot high rock for refuge and prayed, “Rock take pity on us, rock save us!” The rock heard them and grew high...

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HISTORY CORNER: U.S. and Canada block refugees in two world wars

May 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

American philosopher-poet George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The United States is repeating history today with desperate people huddled at our southern border hoping to get in.They’re bei...

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History Corner: Irish escape Potato Famine but bring cholera to North America

May 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Cholera is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, believed to have started in India and mentioned in ancient Indian texts. In 1817, a cholera pandemic erupted near Calcutta, spreading within six years to Europe, followed by four more — kill...

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April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

At six in the morning of April 18, 1942, (Tokyo time) Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Marshall Admiral of the Imperial Navy and commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet was wearing green khakis as he boarded a twin-engine Mitsubishi G4M1 “B...

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HISTORY CORNER: Idaho’s “Buckskin Bill” may have been the last of the real mountain men

April 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hard to believe that there could ever be another man like “Buckskin Bill” who’d be 112 next month if he were still alive. He was as scruffy as “Liver Eating” Jeremiah Johnson; knew the wilderness like Jim Bridger and lived off the land for ...

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HISTORY CORNER: Pals Will Rogers and Wiley Post, both part Cherokee, flew together and died together

April 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

In 1928, Will Rogers was flying to the Republican National Convention in Kansas City in the early days of commercial aviation. The first leg of the flight was from Los Angeles to Las Vegas aboard a Western Air Express open-cockpit, canvas c...

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HISTORY CORNER: Nevada-born activist Anne Henrietta Martin’ life included jail time, Stanford and winning voting rights for women

April 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

Occuquan Workhouse was no “workhouse.” It was more like a concentration camp. Thirty-three women from the National Women’s Party fighting for voting rights were locked up there in 1917, after being the first protesters to picket the White H...

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