I promised you all a really cool giveaway to celebrate the website’s 5th birthday and, trust me, you do not want to pass up an opportunity to win this prize. Valued at over $150, there is a little something for any U.S. history fan! The giveaway includes the following: $25 Amazon Gift Card Bridge of […]
Today, History By Zim is FIVE. Yup, that’s right, this little ole’ history website just turn half a decade! This milestone caps the end of another great year. On May 20th, the website reached the highest ever audience for a single day with a whopping 39,923 people – most of whom came over from a popular […]
Not much is known about Eli Smith besides that he was born in Wisconsin around 1856. On November 14, 1905, he hitched up his dogsled and left Nome, Alaska. His destination was Washington, D.C. Armed with a letter from the Nome postmaster to the postmaster general in Washington, D.C., Smith set out on a journey […]
Punt guns were originally designed in the 19th century to kill as many waterfowls in one shot as possible. In the early 1800s, mass hunting of waterfowl was largely an accepted practice in order to supply commercial markets with meat. Waterfowl were also used for fashion. By the mid-1800s there was a high demand for […]
“Somewhere in England one of the hottest bands in the European Theater of Operations belongs to a Special United States Naval Construction Battalion.” The band leader and trumpeter is Coxswain Thomas J. Lindsey (left), and the drummer is S1c. Edward A. Grant. This photograph of them was taken on December 14, 1944.