100 Years Ago Today: Airedales Are Kings Among Dogs

Herald Democrat, March 12, 1919 Today, dogs perform dozens of specialized services for people, such as the work of Autism Assistance Dogs, Veteran Service Dogs, Brace/Mobility Support Dogs, Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Psychiatric Service Dog, and many more. But back in 1919, the idea that dogs could be trained to perform such highly skillful tasks, beyond …

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100 Years Ago Today: Women Vying for Fire Lookout Jobs

Fort Collins Courier, March 11, 1919 The first woman ever hired as a Fire Lookout by the U.S. Forest Service was Hallie Morse Daggett, who was the Lookout at Eddy's Gulch Lookout Station atop Klamath Peak in Klamath National Forest in Northern California, starting in 1913, when the Lookout log cabin seen below was first …

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100 Years Ago Today: Hugo Frey’s Odyssey

Fort Collins Courier, March 5, 1919 Hugo Frey in Navy uniformFrom his memoir, Hugo's Odyssey Meg Dunn, who writes at the excellent history website, Northern Colorado History, has an in-depth article on Hugo Frey here, so I'll just cover some highlights of his life, but definitely check out her writing, especially her five-part series on …

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100 Years Ago Today: Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Record Journal of Douglas, February 7, 1919 In honor of the 106th annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival, running from February 6th-10th, 2019, here's an announcement of the Carnival from 100 years ago, albeit one with a misspelling (taurnament?) and misinformation -- I think the "top notch professionals" were trying to *raise* the world record jump, …

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100 Years Ago Today: Bolshevism and Breckenridge

Summit County Journal, February 1, 1919 Naively, I thought I could brush up on Bolshevism, the Russian Revolution, Communism, the Red Army, Anarchism, and the I.W.W. circa 1919 in a couple of hours in order to write up some context for today's article. This, despite the fact that the last time I learned about any …

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100 Years Ago Today: Chevrons Causing Trouble

Akron Weekly Pioneer Press, January 31, 1919 Chevrons are making headlines again! Today's post is a follow up to a previous article filed under '100 Years Ago Today' about chevrons called Marks of Service, which concludes with the author pleading to its readers: "The man who displays any of the chevrons...has done his full duty …

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100 Years Ago Today: Pithy News, Woman Dreams of Teddy Roosevelt’s Death

Moffat County Courier, Number 24, January 30, 1919 Let me get this right. A woman in Moffat County, Colorado had a dream that The Old Lion, The Rough Rider, The Bull Moose, T. R., The Trust Buster, The Hero of San Juan Hill, Mr. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the 26th President of the United States, died …

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