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Uintah County Heritage Museum features displays of individuals and groups of people, who for many reasons traveled into the Uinta Basin and some decided to stay. It is a story of strength and change. Come in and explore the journey of the men and women who made this high mountain desert their home. We share stories of outlaws and lawmen, the Utes (some of who were forced to live here), entrepreneurs who chose to come and build a community that has prospered, those who found financial success by tapping into the basin's natural resources, and the ranchers and homesteaders who divided up the land.
Compassionate Soldier illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal...
A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life. But two years...
In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history.
With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, D.C. found itself caught...
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