So it goes.

I like the alphabet. I like history. I like to travel.
Teddy Roosevelt’s diary from the day his wife and mother passed away within hours of one another.

Teddy Roosevelt’s diary from the day his wife and mother passed away within hours of one another.

thelongwaytoanywhere:

3# of Russian honeybees arrived on April 13th and were added to our top bar hive in balmy 50 degree weather. 5 hours later, they were still buzzing strong and seemed to be producing plenty of heat.  

todaysdocument:

“Don’t wish to disturb you”
On the afternoon of April 14, 1865, just hours before he assassinated President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth left this calling card for Vice President Andrew Johnson at his Washington D.C. hotel. Booth’s co-conspirator, George Atzerodt was to kill Johnson that night, but he lost his nerve and did not make an attempt. Historians continue to debate why Booth left his card with Johnson. 

Calling card left by John Wilkes Booth. National Archives, Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army)

(via the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” eGuide)


Booth’s calling card is among the featured items at the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" exhibit now on display at the National Archives Museum.

todaysdocument:

“Don’t wish to disturb you”

On the afternoon of April 14, 1865, just hours before he assassinated President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth left this calling card for Vice President Andrew Johnson at his Washington D.C. hotel. Booth’s co-conspirator, George Atzerodt was to kill Johnson that night, but he lost his nerve and did not make an attempt. Historians continue to debate why Booth left his card with Johnson. 

Calling card left by John Wilkes Booth. National Archives, Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army)

(via the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” eGuide)

Booth’s calling card is among the featured items at the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" exhibit now on display at the National Archives Museum.

ourpresidents:

Country roads take John Denver to the White House 
Denver, then considered to be the most popular singer in the world, was in the area as part of a nationwide tour. He played four concerts at the Capital Center, one of which Susan Ford attended.The signer met with President Ford in the Oval Office on April 14, 1975.  During the meeting President Ford and Denver discussed the upcoming American Bicentennial, as Denver had been appointed as a youth advisor to the Colorado Bicentennial Commission. They also had another connection through Colorado as both enjoyed skiing there. Denver lived in Aspen, and President Ford often hit the slopes while vacationing in Vail.
-from the Ford Library 

ourpresidents:

Country roads take John Denver to the White House

Denver, then considered to be the most popular singer in the world, was in the area as part of a nationwide tour. He played four concerts at the Capital Center, one of which Susan Ford attended.

The signer met with President Ford in the Oval Office on April 14, 1975.  During the meeting President Ford and Denver discussed the upcoming American Bicentennial, as Denver had been appointed as a youth advisor to the Colorado Bicentennial Commission. They also had another connection through Colorado as both enjoyed skiing there. Denver lived in Aspen, and President Ford often hit the slopes while vacationing in Vail.

-from the Ford Library