The Camping Trip That Changed America by Barb Rosenstock

“I do not want anyone with me but you, and I want to drop politics absolutely for four days and just be out in the open with you.” ~Theodore Roosevelt’s letter to John Muir, March 14, 1903. Back in the days (1903) when a president could actually go off on a camping trip alone with […]


Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Caught, The Missing, Book 5 by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series about time-traveling children who were kidnapped from their proper places in history and given to adoptive parents in the twenty-first century, but Caught may be my favorite of all the books in the series. In this […]


1903: Art and Music

Posted by Sherry on 7/30/2011 in 1903, 20th Century History Project, General, History, Music and Hymns |

“In the Good Old Summertime” was a popular song of 1903, first published in 1902 with music by George Evans and lyrics by Ren Shields. Sheet music, player piano, and even recordings were all ways to buy and enjoy popular music in the early twentieth century. Sousa’s band recorded “In the Good Old Summertime” in […]


1903: Events and Inventions

Posted by Sherry on 7/29/2011 in 1903, 20th Century History Project, General |

Mach 5, 1903. The Turkish Ottoman Empire and Germany sign an agreement to build the Constantinople-Baghdad Railway. Germany is trying to make an easily accessible way for German trade to the Far East. Britain, Germany’s rival, shows concern about German expansionism. April 22, 1903. The new New York Stock Exchange building at 18 Broad Street […]


1903: Books and Literature

Posted by Sherry on 7/27/2011 in 1903, 20th Century History Project, Booklists, General |

Nobel Prize for Literature: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian poet and playwright. Fiction Bestsellers: 1. Mary Augusta Ward, Lady Rose’s Daughter 2. Thomas Nelson Page, Gordon Keith 3. Frank Norris, The Pit Wheat speculation and the commodities market in Chicago. 4. Alice Hegan Rice, Lovey Mary Orphan girl Lovey Mary runs away to the Cabbage Patch (see […]


Christmas at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1903

Posted by Sherry on 12/17/2009 in 1903, 20th Century History Project, Celebrations, Christmas, General, History |

Western Union telegram, December 17, 1903, sent to Bishop Milton Wright in Ohio: Success four flights thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from Level with engine power alone average speed through air thirty one miles longest 57 seconds inform Press home Christmas. Orevelle Wright “This historic telegram was sent from the Kitty […]

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