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“It’s Old, Isn’t It?” The Skeleton Dinosaur of South Dakota

A few weeks ago, I posted a piece about the history of the road trip in America. As often happens, I became side-tracked as I wrote. The thing about studying history is that one thing always leads to another; the most interesting story is always tied somehow to the story of someone or something else.… Continue reading “It’s Old, Isn’t It?” The Skeleton Dinosaur of South Dakota

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A Photo & 5: Leprechauns

I sure love faux history. Legends, make-believe, folklore…these are the entertaining offshoots of serious historical study. Although they contain no historical truth, they are representative of cultural history, and at the very least, they are just FUN. One could argue that those who understand and appreciate the history of a culture well enough to create… Continue reading A Photo & 5: Leprechauns