Tag: American history


A sawmill saved the town of Ola, Idaho from disaster – see pictures of the men who saved the town

The Great Depression hit Idaho hard. From 1929 to 1932, the income of the average Idahoan dropped nearly fifty percent. Photographer Dorothea Lange visited Gem County’s Squaw Creek Valley, Ola, Idaho in October and November 1939 and took many pictures of the residents. These photographs reveal Idaho’s social history during the Depression and early war years. […]


Campbell House – Here is the story & pics of Alexander Hamilton’s courtship with Betsey Schuyler at this home in New Jersey

Near the corner of Morris Street and Oliphant Lane( in Morristown, New Jersey) is the small two-storied house where Surgeon General John Cochrane had his head-quarters during the camp at Morristown. It was the home of Dr. Jabez Campfield, a surgeon in Spencer’s regiment, then in the wilds of Pennsylvania.” Surgeon General John Cochrane Many […]