April 1989

Volume 40
Issue 3

Features 

As newlyweds in 1901 they were the first to climb the towering Montana peak, but when evidence of the feat surfaced after eighty-four years, nobody believed it

Wherever you travel in this country, you have a good chance of bringing a piece of the past home with you

THE MOVIES, THE WARS, AND THE TEAPOT DOME
A journey of a hundred miles on a Wyoming interstate turns up the true stories behind the powerful Western myths

The little town of Lebanon, Connecticut, played a larger role in the Revolution than Williamsburg, Virginia, did. And it’s all still there.

Clues uncovered during the recent restoration of his house at Springfield help humanize the Lincoln portrait

The author walks us through literary Boston at its zenith. But Boston being what it is, we also come across the Revolution, ward politics, and the great fire.

The bloodiest day’s fighting in our nation’s history took place on ground that has hardly changed since 1862. Antietam today offers a unique chance to grasp what a great Civil War battle was actually like.

April 1989

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HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

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THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

THE TIME MACHINE