"The one requirement to be a soldier was to have two opposing teeth to hold a cartridge," re-enactor Joseph Everett said with a chuckle as he demonstrated how to fire the 12-pound howitzer used in the famous Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.
Chicago bills itself as the city of 77 neighborhoods, which were formed as waves of immigrants arrived seeking jobs after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
Ah, to live in the era of the Tommy gun, where gangsters in three-piece suits robbed banks at will and stole all the women along the way with their bad-boy bravado. In our present time, the Great Depression-period criminals of the 1930s are subjects of great film entertainment.
The day after I returned from Alabama alligator country, I read about alligators in Woodbury and Kansas City, Mo. -- rubber and cement ones, that is.
Fireworks, food and family highlight this year's Fourth of July celebrations around the Twin Cities. Be sure to grab everything you may need before heading to a local park, family get-together or large event to ensure a perfect Independence Day.
Over the balmy, humid Memorial Day this year, Lillie Suburban Newspapers managing editor, Holly Wenzel, and I were presented with the rare opportunity to fly in a World War II-era B17 bomber.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive guide to Minnesota's 250 native and naturalized trees, shrubs and vines.
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