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Krush the Kaiser!

So there I was, reading the 02 November 1918 issue of The Billboard (which is now called just “Billboard,” originally a newspaper for folks who stuck up handbills on walls), when I saw this ad: https://archive.org/details/billboard30-1918-11 “KRUSH THE KAISER” New … Continue reading

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“An Accomplished Man and a Gallant Officer….”

Although I grew up in the area I had never paid much attention to this part of American history.  I therefore determined that, since I was once again in southern New York for a science fiction convention that I would … Continue reading

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The Bravest Man Among the Brave

The National Clay Minstrel and Frelinghuysen Melodist  continues with a panegyric to Joseph Markle, a politician so obscure that he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page. THE MISSISSINEWA WAR SONG. BY D. M. SMYSER, ESQ. Brave Markle is the soldier’s … Continue reading

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The Great War

One hundred years ago today, 28 June,  Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo.   To one way of thinking, the war that started that afternoon still isn’t over. The way it went down, the assassination happened more-or-less by accident. Six … Continue reading

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