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The Beginning of the Interstate Highway System

May 19, 2024

On March 29th, 1806, Congress passed the Cumberland Road Act, which authorized the Federal government to turn the path and wagon tract known as the Braddock Road into a real road. The road, now known as the Cumberland Road, was supposed to go from Fort Cumberland to the Mississippi River.

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First Payroll Deductions by the Federal Government

May 12, 2024

The Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen requires the ship’s captain, master, or owner to deduct 20 cents/month from the pay of each member of the crew.

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Congress Asserts Control Over the Northwest Territories

May 5, 2024

Understand that while the Congress of the Confederation was debating this bill (the Northwest Ordinance of 1787), the Constitution Convention was in full swing. Within two months of passing of the Land Ordinance of 1787, the Convention would present a document for ratification. Almost immediately after the Constitution was ratified in 1788, newly sworn-in President George Washington urged that the First U.S. Congress re-affirm the Land Ordinance of 1787.

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Land Ordinance of 1785 Facilitates Public Schools

April 28, 2024

Since the land given to the U.S. was poorly, to be kind, surveyed, the first recommendation was to set standards on how the land would be surveyed. Western Ohio was chosen as the first territory in which townships would be created from six-mile by six-mile pieces of land called a section. Each township would be a square of 36 sections and the language in the Land Ordinance of 1785 provides the methodology of how surveyors would measure the land down to the individual lot.  

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From the Hac's Seat

The Ultimate Confined Area

October 3, 2022

If you read much about helicopters, whether in the military or the civilian world, you’ll find references to landing in confined areas. These could be a small helipad with buildings,…

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Fun & Dumb

There’s Ice and Then There’s ICE!

April 1, 2024

As I write this story, it is early March 2024 when I often think about a flight in a Piper Turbo Aztec that involved icing way back in March 1978.…

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Military History Now

March 26th, 2024 - "You're in the Cockpit." Climb Aboard a B-26 for a Real 1943 Skip Bombing Mission - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2024/03/26/skip-bombing-climb-inside-the-cockpit-for-an-actual-b-26-bomber-raid/

March 11th, 2024 -YE-ZB 'Hayrake' - The Top-Secret Radio Navigation System That Helped America's Carrier Pilots Defeat the Japanese - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2024/03/11/ye-zb-hayrake-the-top-secret-radio-navigation-system-that-helped-americas-carrier-pilots-defeat-the-japanese/

January 12th, 2024 - High Octane Victory – How Allied Super Fuels Powered the Allied Air War - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2024/01/09/high-octane-victory-how-new-super-fuels-powered-the-allied-air-war/



March 22nd, 2024 - My Ego as a Senior Skier - https://seniorsskiing.com/my-ego-as-a-senior-skier/?unapproved=20772&moderation-hash=f53be727e070c2b92880582d8d42a4dd#comment-20772

March 15th, 2024 -Skiing Santa Fe - -  https://seniorsskiing.com/skiing-ski-santa-fe/

March 15th, 2024 - Tuning Skis - https://seniorsskiing.com/prepping-skis/

February 21st, 2024 - Prepping Skis - https://seniorsskiing.com/prepping-skis/

January 9th, 2024 - Different Way to Buy a Pair of Skis - Part II - https://seniorsskiing.com/different-way-to-buy-a-pair-of-skis-part-ii/



Articles from SeniorsSkiing.com

December 12th,2023 – Different Way to Buy a Pair of Skis – Part I – https://seniorsskiing.com/different-way-to-buy-a-pair-of-skis-part-1/

November 7th, 2023 - To Epic, IKON or Season Pass or Not - https://seniorsskiing.com/to-epic-ikon-or-season-pass-or-not/


Articles from MilitaryHistoryNow.com

November 12th, 2023 – Dive Bombers – A Brief History of the First Precision Strike Aircraft - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2023/11/12/dive-bombers-a-brief-history-of-the-first-precision-strike-aircraft/



March 2023, Eagle Forum – “Is Taiwan Secure?”


Articles from Military History Now.com


September 9th, 2022 -Hellcat vs. Focke-Wulf - How Did the U.S. Navy Warplane Stack Up Against Germany's FW-190? -https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/09/07/hellcat-vs-focke-wulf-how-did-the-u-s-navy-warplane-stack-up-against-germanys-fw-190/

August 22nd, 2022 - Nordic Buffalos – How an Obsolete U.S. Navy Warbird Found a New Lease On Life in Finland’s War With the U.S.S.R. - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/08/22/nordic-buffalos-how-an-obsolete-u-s-navy-warbird-found-a-new-lease-on-life-in-finlands-war-with-the-u-s-s-r/

May 3rd, 2022 – MiG vs. Panther – Inside the Cold War Dogfight That Never Happened - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/05/03/panther-vs-mig-inside-the-cold-war-dogfight-that-officially-never-happened/

March 5th, 2022 – The Tyranny of Distance - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/03/06/tyranny-of-distance-how-overcoming-geography-was-key-to-the-allied-victory-in-ww2/



October 3rd, 2021 - Mustang Versus Corsair, Which Is the Better Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/10/03/mustang-vs-corsair-inside-the-u-s-navys-1944-match-up-between-the-two-fighters/

August 12th, 2021 – Dogfighting – A Primer on Fighter Combat in World War II - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/08/12/dogfighting-a-primer-on-fighter-combat-in-world-war-two/

July 17th, 2021 - F4U Corsair – A Brief History of America’s Legendary Gull-Winged Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/07/17/the-f4u-corsair-a-brief-history-of-americas-legendary-gull-winged-fighter/

May 5th, 2021 - HMS Victorious - Meet the British Carrier that Joined the U.S. Navy in WW2  -


March 28th, 2021 - "U.S.S. Ranger - Meet the Only Original U.S. Carrier to Fight in the Atlantic"


February 10th, 2021 - "The Thunderbirds Go to War"


January 19th, 2021 - "Wildcat versus the Zero - Resetting the Record" -



Article from AERO Magazine (Hungarian) 

May 2021 - Száznegyven helikopter éles bevetésen | English Translation
Online: https://airbase.blog.hu/2021/06/07/tizennegy_nemzet_szaznegyven_helikopter


Ski Industry Articles

October, 2021 - "Market Update: Senior Skiers by the Numbers," NSAA JOURNAL, Fall 2021 issue. 

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