Tag Archives: Spanish American War

USS Olympia — Weapons and Warfare

USS Olympia (C-6/CA-15/CL-15/IX-40) is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This vessel became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during … Continue reading

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The Puerto Rican Diaspora: From the Island of Enchantment to the United States – FamilySearch December 18, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today – The Puerto Rican Diaspora: From the Island of Enchantment to the United States: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/puerto-rican-diaspora-new-york/. Much longer article, shortened it some to list key points. Definitely worth a read. December 18, 2020 by Sally … Continue reading

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Remember the Maine! (1898) — Weapons and Warfare

The battle cry of the Spanish-American War, coined by the jingo press, whipped up war sentiment after the USS Maine was destroyed in an explosion while anchored in Havana harbor. The sinking served as the cause for the United States … Continue reading

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Shomin Airport, Oskaloosa – Kansas Tuesdays February 4, 2020

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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General Funston Boyhood Home and Museum, Iola – Kansas Tuesdays January 28, 2020

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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Shipwreck Website

Here is one of the largest shipwreck websites, https://wrecksite.eu/, out there. According to the website, they are the largest (their words, not mine so if you have an issue with their claim, please take it up with them, not me). It … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Day (CotD) – Biloxi National Cemetery

This is the inaugural implementation of my Cemetery of the Day (CotD). BillionGraves has been running a CotD for a while now and I think it is important to recognize cemeteries. My CotD choices will be a mix of random, … Continue reading

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