The Great Snow Battle of 1977

I must have forgotten about the brutal winters, when I moved back to Minnesota last autumn. Forgetting was no accident, however. Having left for warmer parts three years earlier, I gave my big brother my snow blower and Goodwill received … More »

Remember Rough & Ready’s 4,500

One hundred sixty-five years ago, through the night of Feb. 23 and the pre-dawn hours of the 24, the remnants of General Zachary Taylor’s small, mostly volunteer, American Army listened to what they believed would be their final demise. For … More »