February 1955

Volume 6
Issue 2


Harper’s Weekly refused to print the story “Porte Crayon” wrote at the scene. Brought to light 95 years later, it is presented here.

The “Long House,” characteristic lodging of the Iroquois, also described their political union in which each Iroquois nation remained sovereignty under a common roof which sheltered them all.

A new picture of prairie lawyers coping with bad roads and worse inns on the Illinois frontier, drawn from David Davis’ letters

Chief, Folklore Section, The Library of Congress

Gallant exploits against long odds helped the American militia capture the famous French citadel.

Salem found its fortune in the East Indies trade

February 1955


News of History

Reading, Writing and History

Seeing and Hearing History