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The Hugo N. Frye Sesquicentennial Committee of Cornell University planned an event to honor New York’s often-overlooked political activist and founder of the New York Republican Party. The event was scheduled for May 26, 1930, and the organizers sent invitations to politicians throughout the country. Since Frye was, admittedly, a lesser-known historical figure, the invitations…Keep reading
In 1977, readers of Great Britain’s newspaper Guardian were treated to an in-depth look at the tropical paradise of the island nation of San Serriffe. The newspaper devoted a 7-page supplement in honor of San Serriffe’s 10 years of independence. For most of the readers, this was their first exposure to the tiny country in…Keep reading
It had been 400 years since Alaska’s Mount Edgecumbe last erupted. The long-dormant volcano towers at the southern end of Kruzof Island. The 8,000-plus residents of Sitka delight in the mountain’s majestic snow peak, while simultaneously taking for granted that there is no imminent danger from the volcano that is a mere 15 miles (24…Keep reading