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Yesterday's News • December 2005


A Year of History Highlights

HistoryAmerica — Taking You Where History Happened in 2005 — Three of the most memorable days of 2005:

...Landing on Red Beach on Guadalcanal in Zodiacs launched from the small ship Clipper Odyssey, marking the first return by Ed Bearss to the South Pacific since World War II — April 4, 2005. We plan to be back in the South Pacific in 2007.

TWO...Visiting Three Forks, Montana, headwaters of the Missouri River, with Historian Guide and editor of the Journals of Lewis and Clark Gary Moulton, on July 25, 2005. Four members of the actual Lewis and Clark expedition, led by William Clark, were at this spot on the same day 200 years earlier.

THREE...Exploring the site of the boyhood ranch and one-room schoolhouse of Ed Bearss, near Sarpy, Montana, on July 14, 2005. This was the first time Ed has taken a group to sites from his earliest memories.



Taking You Where History Happened

Those who know HistoryAmerica are familiar with the lengths to which we go to take you to authentic history sites, often in ways that other tour companies would not dream of. In the case of Fort Huger in Suffolk, Va., we could only get our group of almost 40 participants there by golf cart!

The authentic site of the fort and the Civil War battle, which took place in April and May 1863, is on the far side of Nansemond River Golf Club. Our guide, Bob Krick, didn't let that stop him. He arranged for 20 golf carts to take us across the course to the banks of the Nansemond River where he could do his interpretation. Click to see us in action on Nov 3, 2005. The popular and highly rated Bob Krick will be back with us in 2007.

On rare occasions we try a little too hard to take you to where history happened. Check out photos of a few failures — but remember, they are rare and always good for some humorous comments.



The Apache Wars

Only a few spots are left on this adventure taking place in Arizona and New Mexico March 19-26, 2006. Neil Mangum (pictured below left) leads his eighth version of this story featuring Cochise, Mangas Coloradas, Geronimo, and George Crook.

Edgar Perry, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe (pictured below right), will lead us to the site of the tragic Ghost Dance episode that took place in Cibicue, Ariz., on Aug 29, 1881.

Call Julia at (800) 628-8542 if you can join us.

Neil Mangum and Edgar Perry



News Bits From HistoryAmerica

Deluge in the Delta continues to take shape. Pete Brown and Bruce Airheart will take off on a recon of New Orleans on Jan 8, 2006. We will report our findings via this newsletter upon our return. In the meantime, you might take a look at www.kerrn.org.

Another important recon will take place later in January when Ed Bearss, Pete Brown, and HistoryAmerica regular R.J. Cicero tour the battlefields of the Italy campaign of World War II. Four spaces remain on the Invasion of Italy cruise. It is not too late to join our party of 45 participants on this one-time-only adventure beginning in Malta and ending in Rome.

Watch for a new print version of the HistoryAmerica newsletter coming your way next week.

Happy New Year from HistoryAmerica. We look forward to seeing you in 2006.


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Updated 02-Aug-2007