When the flagbearer for Company G of the 1st Minnesota Infantry was shot during the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861, a private named Edward Needham saved the handmade U.S. flag from falling into enemy hands. Needham, 18, of rural Northfield, Minn., described the scene in a letter to his fiancee, Georgiana Holt: “I saw our flagbearer fall, a shot having broken his leg,” he wrote. “He acted nobly when he fell. He raised the flag again. He motioned to me and the boys to get it. I sprang forward and grabbed it and then retreated to the rest of the company where I found our captain shot dead.” When the Civil War ended, Needham’s fellow soldiers gave the flag to him as a token of their gratitude. The tattered and frayed wool flag, featuring 34 silk stars, stayed in Needham’s family for generations and found its way to Washington state, Oklahoma and Virginia. Now, 157 years later, the flag, hand-sewn by women in Morristown, Minn., is back in Minnesota. … [Read more...] about Famed wool Civil War flag with 34 silk stars back in MN after 150+ years of wandering
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... the VIP Ocean Club hot spot? The Ocean Club catered to an “older” and upscale crowd with an enormous sound-and-light system, valet parking and bathroom attendants. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE A look back at the past and the places that became a part of Rochester's roots. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Ocean Club was a … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the VIP Ocean Club hot spot?
Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z FOUR STAR FILMS Top rated movies and made-for-TV films airing the week of the week of March 25 - 31 On the Waterfront 1954 Saving Private Ryan 1998 The Dark Knight 2008 Almost Famous 2000 Stand by Me 1986 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Pulp Fiction 1994 Beauty and the Beast 1991 The Thing 1982 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 Titanic 1997 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Unforgiven 1992 Forrest Gump 1994 WALL-E 2008 Aliens 1986 Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z BOX OFFICE HITS Movies that scored big at the box office, airing the week of the week of March 25 - 31 Cleopatra 1963 Mission: Impossible 1996 Philadelphia 1993 Scream 1996 Mission: Impossible 2 2000 Boyz N the Hood 1991 The Fugitive 1993 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 2011 … [Read more...] about Feature and TV films
The cable stretching from one tower to the next seems impossibly long, the ground below impossibly far away.Yet your mind is too busy taking in the scenery — the rolling, scrubby terrain; the sheer canyon wall rising formidably in the distance — to consider any potential risks posed by racing down a cable while cradled in a lightweight fabric harness.Suddenly you’re off, picking up speed as the cable hums under spinning wheels. Rushing air steals the silence while the landscape floats by. You've barely time to admire the view when the landing pad races toward you. You throw your legs high and brace for the stop, going from soaring to zero in a matter of seconds. Grand Canyon Skywalk at a glance: Prices, directions, when to goThis remote zipline is at Grand Canyon West, which also boasts the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway perched a few thousand feet above the canyon floor. At Grand Canyon West, travelers … [Read more...] about Grand Canyon Skywalk: Prices, directions and everything to know before you go
By Edward Humes | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 18, 2016 at 7:55 am | UPDATED: October 25, 2017 at 10:37 am About this story: This report was written by Edward Humes, the author of 13 nonfiction books and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his Orange County Register coverage of the military. The story is based on extensive reporting by the Register’s staff, including Tony Saavedra, David Ferrell, Kelly Puente, Tom Berg, Ian Wheeler and Roxana Kopetman, previously published stories and legal documents obtained by the newspaper since the arrest of Scott Dekraai after the worst mass shooting in Orange County history. Illustrations were drawn by Jeff Goertzen. Read more at the Register’s ‘Inside the Snitch Tank’ site Prologue On his last day of freedom, Scott Dekraai spoke on the phone with his ex-wife. Let’s meet for coffee, he suggested. Michelle Fournier was shocked. A day earlier they had squared off at yet another court hearing in their … [Read more...] about ‘Inside the Snitch Tank’: Read the full story of murder, misconduct and justice delayed