February 1959

Volume 10
Issue 2

Features 

“Come and see the boiling cloud, ” said a woman on the ground; aloft, the slender Shenandoah headed straight into the eye of the vicious squall

Senator Douglas’ act is verified, at last, by first-hand testimony

Without doubt they were Washington, who walked carefully within the Constitution, and Lincoln, who stretched it as far as he dared

Legend says the frontier was “hell on women,” but the ladies claim they had the time of their lives

How gullible Edwin L. Drake, an ailing ex-railroad conductor, brought about America’s first and gaudiest oil boom

In a little-known novel President Wilson’s private adviser depicted a benevolent American dictator

In a day of rampant money-making, gentle Peter Cooper was not only a reformer but successful, widely loved, and rich.

Maria Monk’s lurid “disclosures” and Samuel Morse’s dire warnings launched a crusade of bigotry that almost won the White House

The Corps is supposed to be tough, and is. This often confounds its enemies and sometimes irritates the nation’s other services

Teetotaling twin brothers built the most wonderful car of their era, and its day of glory may not be over yet

Magnificent Central American ruins, overgrown by the thickening jungle, testify to a sophisticated culture already ancient when Columbus sailed

February 1959

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY