The president no one remembers

by Bill Federer -- Virginia's Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, dismissed Virginia's House of Burgesses on May 27, 1774. Why? Thomas Jefferson had drafted a resolution calling for a Day of Fasting and more…

The pint-sized Western hero everyone recognizes

by Bill Federer -- Following Lewis and Clark's expedition, notable mountain men explored America's west. Notable names include: John Frémont, Joseph Meek, John Sutter, Peter Skene Ogden, Jedediah Smith, William Sublette, Hugh more…

Why mariners are deeply religious

by Bill Federer -- The SS Savannah left May 22, 1819, from Savannah, Georgia, and 25 days later arrived in Liverpool, England, completing the first trans-Atlantic voyage by steamship. To pay tribute more…

Did Pope John Paul II have the right message?

by Bill Federer -- "The family is especially under attack," stated Pope John Paul II, Aug. 15, 1993. In 1979, Pope John Paul II appointed West African Archbishop Robert Sarah of Guinea. more…