June 1958

Volume 9
Issue 4

Features 

Spare, frail, and plagued by old wounds, Ranald Mackenzie was still “the finest Indian-fighting cavalryman of them all”

The story of the first great Texas oil well, which ushered in a new century and a new age, as remembered by participants

The great tragedy of the twenty-eighth President as witnessed by his loyal lieutenant, the thirty-first

The dogged effort to record the life of every Harvard man has reached the class of 1744, and with 3,000 new subjects being added every year, the end is nowhere in sight

The canvases of John Trumbull, sometime soldier, reluctant artist, have given us our visual image of the colonies’ struggle to be free

To secure the old Northwest he waged our first cold war, which came to a climax in the Battle of Fallen Timbers

No American ships were involved, yet on its outcome hung Great Britain’s recognition of our independence

For nearly three centuries men have speculated on its mysterious inscription

The steamship clerk of Pig’s Eye, Minnesota, built a railroad empire from the Great Lakes to Puget Sound

On the theory that the greatest show is people, George Tilyou turned a rich man’s resort into a playground for the masses

At Fort Wagner the Negro soldier was asked to prove the worth of the “powerful black hand”

June 1958

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY