This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.
It’s been almost 400 years since the good ship Mayflower landed in 1620 with the progenitors of a new nation. Estimates on how many little pilgrims they’ve left behind today range from 20+ to 35+ million. Here is a sampling of Mayflower offspring who made good (and a few who might have strayed a bit from their Puritan roots). Looking for… Read more
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