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People who don't read history books are unaware that a huge number of "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Indians. And many don't know that some of "Indians" who raided the drives for beef in the the "nations" were runaway slaves and ex-slaves adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. Western movies don't tell you that.

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Stag by James Morris, my shot of the week.

June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.

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51 Historical Facts That Sound Like Huge Lies But Are Actually True

51 Historical Facts That Are Totally Messed Up | 8. After Pope Gregory IX associated cats with devil worship, cats throughout Europe were exterminated in droves. 9. This sudden lack of cats lead to the spread of disease because infected rats ran free. The most devastating of these diseases, The Bubonic Plague, killed 100 million people.

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25 Animal Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Animals

Amaranthine ~ looks like a starling to me; just thought I would throw this beautiful bird in with these gorgeous colors. with <3 from JDzigner. www.jdzigner.com

The Legend of the Mothman” explores the strange disturbances, odd sightings, bizarre occurrences and strange eyewitness reports connected to a creature known as the Mothman, first sighted in the Point Pleasant, West Virginia area in the sixties. Strangely, the sightings and disturbances seemed to reach a peak with several area residents sharing the same nightmare of a river disaster.  On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River between Point Pleasant and Gallipolis, Ohio…