June 1955

Volume 6
Issue 4

Features 

How Baron von Steuben used a tough winter to make a solid army out of a collection of untrained volunteers

As Adams and Jefferson died, America came of age

Theodore Roosevelt, his widow recalled, watched Lincoln’s funeral from his grandfather’s house

Some old myths die in this new study of his West Indies childhood

So John Wise characterized his cross-country flight in 1859. All in all, the label is fairly accurate even now

Thomas Morton liked the lush country, the Indians liked Thomas—and the stern Puritans cared little for either

It was tough going, but the road over the Sierras could be used by men who understood how to travel

Ne’er-do-wells and deserters, these soldiers lived hard, fought hard— and died when they saw a flag go up

The restlessness of Vermonters, says a native son, peopled many other states—but a solid core remains

June 1955

Departments 

NEWS OF HISTORY

READING, WRITING AND HISTORY

SEEING AND HEARING HISTORY