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Cops & Doughnuts Shop in Clare Michigan

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Indian veterans of the Civil War: Files from the National Archives

The 1st Michigan Sharpshooters regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War had several hundred Indians serve between 1862 and 1865. Company K was all Indian except for the top officers. Other companies also had Indians. Most of them … Continue reading

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Latest Windows Error message

Inspired by something I read on Slashdot recently.

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From fur traders to doughboys: History in a circle 1786-1918

Coming full circle, a war story: From Wikipedia: Antoine Carre (fl. 1786-1808) was a French explorer and fur trader. After marrying the daughter of an Ottawa chieftain, he himself became founder and leader of the Bear River Ottawas during the … Continue reading

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The Merciless Guide to Improving Employee Competence

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DRONETENNA – New word not previously Googleable

Talking with a ham radio friend of mine about the need to get radio antennas off the ground and up in the air to improve the reach of the signal being transmitted.    Most all the permanent ways of doing … Continue reading

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Native America is a land of broken treaties and broken hearts

I read a poem by GK Chesterton recently, which he wrote about a century ago.   It was a heroic poem about British resistance to a Danish invasion over a millennium earlier.  In it, he described Ireland as a “land … Continue reading

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