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Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

Reviving The Lost Art Of Logrolling

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Contemporary logrollers believe that the historical practice provides today's athletes a good, balanced workout. And that it's as easy as, well, as falling off a log.

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'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest.

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Gamesmanship Or Cheating: A History Quiz

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Whatever happens with the investigation of Deflategate, there is sometimes a blurry line between gaining a competitive advantage and downright cheating.

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How Black Smokejumpers Helped Save The American West

Thursday, January 22, 2015

During World War II, a group of African-American paratroopers fought fires, dismantled bombs and dealt with racism in the ranks.

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Beware Of Japanese Balloon Bombs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

During World War II, the Japanese aimed thousands of wind-borne explosives at North America. To this day, many have not been accounted for.

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10 Final Thoughts Of The Protojournalist

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As the sun sets on The Protojournalist storytelling project, I reflect on the question: What have I done?

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A Very Native American Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

For some Native Americans, Christmas has been a time for decorated trees, Santa Claus and lots of old traditions.

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Before Google ... Who Knew?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Search engines come and go, but the reference librarian abides.

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Speed Dating In The 19th Century

Monday, December 15, 2014

There was a time in America when single women ran ads in newspapers inviting complete strangers into their homes for courtship possibilities.

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Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.

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The Fine Art Of Deception

Friday, December 05, 2014

When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.

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Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In America, there's a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.

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When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks, and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.

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Who Won The Civil War? Tough Question

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When it comes to on-the-spot answers to simple historical and political questions, some people don't have a clue.

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The Wondrous World Of Tom Thumb Weddings

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Young girls and boys take a little trip into the future of matrimony.

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8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete.

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The Secrets Of The Coxswain

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What we can learn about life from the leader of the crew.

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The Strange Dating Games Of 1914

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Courting-and-sparking practices in America have been very weird for a very long time.

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Halloween For Adults: A Scary History

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fright Night is not just for kids anymore. Never really was.

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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

Friday, October 24, 2014

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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