“Annie Get Your Gun”

Once upon a time, I received tickets to a community theater to see Annie Get Your Gun for my birthday. Purposely, I didn’t research the history about Annie Oakley because I wanted to thoroughly enjoy it and not sit there thinking “that’s not the way it really happened.” (The curse of being a researcher…)

But there is some historical truth that inspired the stage productions, so here are some details.

Warning… Spoilers ahead! Continue reading

Buffalo Soldiers: Guarding The West – An Introduction

Last autumn I asked the recipients of my email newsletter if there were any particular historical topics they want featured for a month on here on Gazette665. We’ve already fulfilled the request for a series on nurses during the America Civil War (see January’s archive).

This month we are featuring another requested topic. The Buffalo Soldiers: Guarding The West. When I first saw the request for this subject, I was both excited and a little nervous. I didn’t know much about these American soldiers, but it sounded like a great idea to learn more!

Members of the 9th or 10th U.S. Cavalry

Members of the 9th or 10th U.S. Cavalry

So come learn with me…every Friday in this month we’ll have an article on something related to these courageous soldiers. This week we’ll start with an introduction Continue reading