Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Both Died On The Same 4th of July! Coincidence?

By Don Vitale Are you with me on this? Can you possibly believe the odds that two Founding Fathers would die on the Fourth of July. To be precise…on July 4th, 1826. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both men on the same day…in the same year. And not just any July 4th. Nosiree my good […]

Who Really Was The First To Write Our Declaration of Independence? Answer: It Wasn’t Jefferson!

By Don Vitale As would-be students of America’s Founding, we’re all familiar with the Declaration of Independence, right? Even if we’re just a garden variety aficionado of this country’s beginning years, we have at least a basic knowledge of that great document. I mean, that’s what the Fourth of July is all about, okay? Parades, […]

Why Thomas Jefferson Died Broke

By Don Vitale I kid you not, it’s true! Thomas Jefferson— our country’s third President, an American Founding Father, the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence— yes, my friends, he absolutely and unequivocally died broke. How, you ask, could that happen? I asked myself that same question so I read up on Jefferson’s storied […]

Lewis and Clark In The Land of The Prairie Dogs

By Olivia Vitale What were the Indians thinking when they saw the first glimpse of the Corps of Discovery? Was it bad thoughts or good thoughts? Imagine squirrels beginning to invade the Prairie dog towns. The threat of that new animal would make the Prairie dogs feel different emotions. Some of which would be positive […]