August 1958

Volume 9
Issue 5

Features 

In Los Angeles, Spanish friars, Mexican dons, Yankee troops, and local boosters have reared a colossus that won’t stop growing

By day and by night, frontward and back, his feet in baskets, his head in a sack, he crossed the torrent on a cable—190 feet up

Astoria was the key to the entire Northwest, but half the expedition was led by a “maniac” and the rest were trapped in Hell’s Canyon

Upon the clash of arms near a little Maryland creek hung the slave’s freedom and the survival of the Union

Davy Crockett in Little Rock:

Anonymous

When he offered Congress his library, his foes charged that it was full of books which “never ought to be read” and probably ought to be burned

A retired Great Lakes ship captain left a singular record of steamboat days on America’s inland seas

Anonymous

The Irish built America’s roads and canals, fought in its wars, and triumphed over poverty and discrimination: it was a grand battle indeed

As the twenties roared on, a market crash became inevitable. Why? And who should have stopped it?

Rebels pulled down George III’s statue and molded part into bullets, but left behind a three-dimensional puzzle for modern researchers.

For those with the eyes to read them, New England’s forests, pastures, and stout stone walls reveal cycles of rural life

The fleet and lovely America showed her stern to Britain’s best and gave her name to international yachting’s most coveted trophy

August 1958

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