Is Spring springing in your neck of the woods? We reached the mid-50's degrees on this sunny Monday, the last Monday of March 2010. April to follow shortly! Here is a Happy Birthday Shout-out to J. L. "Bud" Clark who lives in Northwest Oklahoma and whose birthday is coming up shortly!
The Civil War lasted from 1861 until 1865. The southern states wanted to have their own nation and be able to decide what laws to have. The North did not want the country to be broken apart. In the election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln stated that he wanted to stop the spread of slavery.
Roddy Riggs (firstname.lastname@example.org) says, "My name is Roddy Riggs. I grew up near the small community of Braggs, Oklahoma, which is adjacent to Camp Gruber. The camp had a large POW area which housed about 4,500 prisoners.
Seventy-one years ago, on November 9–10, 1938, the Nazis staged vicious pogroms—state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots—against the Jewish community of Germany. These came to be known as Kristallnacht (now commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”), a reference to the untold numbers of broken windows of synagogues, Jewish-owned stores, community centers, and homes plundered and destroyed during the pogroms.
When John Brown raided Harpers Ferry in 1859, he set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. This folder, organized yearly through maps and chronologies, shows the course of the war from Fort Sumter in 1861 to Appomattox Court House and beyond in 1865. It is divided according to the two principal theaters in which the major military operations took place:
Gas in Kansas, jumped from 2.99 to 3.09 on Friday the 22nd. But driving to Newkirk, OK, the State line that is, found gas still at 2.99. ~Christy Coulston
regarding Okie's story
from Vol. 10 Iss. 8
Will Highfill (email@example.com) says, "Zoe, OK is located in the mountains on Highway 59 just south of Heavener, Oklahoma and is close to the Oklahoma-Arkansas state line. Shortly after the turn of the 20th century loggers made their "first cut"--mostly pine trees -- over those mountains.
The events leading to Civil War (1861-1865) take us back to 1619 - when English settlers in Virginia purchased 20 Africans from a Dutch ship. The Africans were sold as indentured servants, not slaves. The distinction being an indentured servant may ultimately become free for working for some number of years. It was not long before all Africans arriving were treated as slaves, bought and sold into a lifetime of slavery for them and their descendents.
People who do not think for themselves are often scared of disagreeing with others - scared of "rocking the boat".
A Free-thinker, on the other hand, bases their self worth on something other than what people think of them. These people may still experience rejection, discomfort,and anguish, just like everyone else … but they will continue to think for themselves. I consider myself to be one of those "free-thinkers!"