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Steaming to Freedom

The Planter, a 147-foot steamboat, began pulling away from the dock on May 13, 1862 at 4:00 am, just as the sky was beginning to show the light of another day. On board were seven slaves, which usually piloted, trimmed

Hamburger University

Mr. Smith shook hands with Ray Kroc at the end of the first hamburger University course in 1961. The two men smiled as Kroc gave Mr. Smith a certificate. He looked down and read, “Certificate in hamburgerology with a minor

To Give Up Power

Astride his gray horse, George Washington rode south with a thousand men into New York City. It was November 25, 1783. As of April 19, 1783, fighting had stopped between the British and the Continental Army. Word had reached Washington

Believing in Seven Dwarfs

December 21, 1937 The night air was crisp as Walt Disney drove up with his wife to the premiere of the first ever full length animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney had invested three times as much

Increase in Wisdom and Stature

New Year’s Resolutions are four letter words in some households. Too many times they have been followed by disappointment and frustration. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you want this to be the year you achieve your new

Barriers are stepping stones

Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated by stories of people that beat the odds and accomplished something amazing. Recently, I have been posting short stories about people that from the outside looking in seem to have some