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Monthly Archives: June 2010
What a weekend I had. No matter how good yours was, I got you beat — that’s just how it is. Well, anyway, I was in Manhattan for NYC Pride as I boasted last week. We posted real time to… Continue reading
This weekend, June 26 and 27th, I will be in Manhattan for NYC Pride. I will ride in the stagecoach as the parade makes its way along Fifth Avenue, from the West Village to the Garment District (-ish). I’ll be… Continue reading
From June 6 to June 26, 2010, riders on horseback are once again completing a Pony Express mail delivery from San Francisco, California to St. Joseph, Missouri. Every year, the National Pony Express Association does a re-ride over the… Continue reading
June 19th is the date we celebrate Juneteenth. The very next day is Fathers Day. This presents a major opportunity. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas learned they had been legally free for over two… Continue reading
This story is having its day on the web. I like it, myself. Paul Schultz, U.S. Coast Guard investigator in Key West, Florida, found a digital camera in the water. He couldn’t identify the owner, but the content was secure…. Continue reading
In my last post, I recounted how Bank of Charleston (South Carolina) emerged from the defunct Second Bank of the United States as a strong local bank. But the institution had deep holdings of Confederate debt. To survive, Bank of… Continue reading
I guess it is official — I’ve got the historian bug. Over the past couple of years, to increase my knowledge of banking history, I’ve acquired several books that document it. Many are commissioned by the banks themselves as they… Continue reading