Shortly after attaining statehood in 1912, Arizona had one of the closest elections ever in the US—which led to a crisis.Continue reading When Arizona Had Two Governors
The Florida Panther is an ecologically-distinct population of the common American Mountain Lion. With its limited habitat, it is now severely endangered.Continue reading Wild Florida: The Florida Panther
A forgotten battle from a forgotten campaign in a forgotten war.
By 1812, there was conflict between the Americans and the British over the “Northwest Territories”, centered in present-day Ohio. Looking to expand westward and drawn by rich farmland and river trade routes, American settlers had begun illegally pouring into this area, to the resentment of the various Native American nations who already lived there. The inevitable result was conflict, as resistance came from a powerful confederation of Natives under the Shawnee war leader Tecumseh.Continue reading Battle at Horseshoe Bend
Unlike the sleek and graceful German and Japanese fighters that it opposed, the “Jug” was big, heavy and ugly. But it was one of the most numerous and effective fighters that the Allies had.Continue reading Icons of Aviation History: P-47 Thunderbolt