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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.


'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


Before Google ... Who Knew?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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


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.


Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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


The Fine Art Of Deception

Friday, December 05, 2014

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


Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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


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.


8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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


The Secrets Of The Coxswain

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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


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.


Halloween For Adults: A Scary History

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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


Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

Friday, October 24, 2014

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