Monthly Archives: February 2011

(Fake) letters

We’ve gotten many comments from our posts on “fakes,” which you can read here and here if you like. While we here at Guided by History really enjoy hearing from you, I do fear we haven’t made the message about… Continue reading

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Adapting to the cold

It has been a difficult winter across the country, with sustained periods of below-freezing temperatures, the thermometer often dipping below zero, and record-setting snowfall paralyzing cities in the Midwest and East. Here in Minnesota, even though we still long for… Continue reading

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Spring is nigh

Pitchers and catchers begin reporting to spring training this week, which is good for baseball fans. It warms one to know that spring is near. It especially warms one when the winter has been particularly fierce. On February 15, 1956,… Continue reading

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Today is Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget!… Continue reading

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Beep Beep Beep

Excellent captions for the photo! Favorites include: “Larry was looking to try out his new disco moves but couldn’t find where to plug in his 8-track,” from team member Rickl; and from our Facebook friend Janice, “You put your right… Continue reading

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A sterling silver puzzle, pt. 2

In his last post, Ryan introduced the story of Silver King John Mackay, and how he was a big winner in Nevada silver strikes in the 1860s and 70s. With success in the Comstock Lode, Mackay and his partners battled… Continue reading

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A busy February

Today, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. Winter will end in six weeks. You can count on it—sorta—and not a week too soon for that 2/3 of America battered by winter. Be strong, America. March 17 begins a whole… Continue reading

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