February 26, 1919 - The Grand Canyon Becomes A National Park
First afforded Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later as a National Monument in 1908, Grand Canyon did not achieve National Park status until 1919, three years after the creation of the National Park Service in 1916,
The positive reaction to my World War One Centenary posts has encouraged me to expound upon other topics. But rather than tie all of them in with the Open Threads - because the length of some made scrolling a chore for others - I will make them their own stand-alone
During the course of the year, I have taken to various Open Threads to teach about pivotal or interesting moments during the course of 1918, the final year of the war. The mutual goals were to keep you interested and provide reading entertainment on evenings when the sports calendar was
It's your old pal Beerguyrob, and I've asked Seamus if I could host tonight's Friday soiree, since I have a particular interest in the date. He was a surprisingly tough negotiator,
because Fridays are near & dear to his heart. But after sweetening the offer once
I was able to
Whores gotta work: Jason La Canfora is stoking the Le'Veon Bell trade rumours.
He emphasizes "decreasing value" and how the Steelers aren't getting the offers they want because other teams know Bell will hit the market in the spring.
His likely teams for a Bell landing? Miami, Green
The games go on in Grudentown - Martavis Bryant is back with the Raiders on a one-year deal.
Scoring 13 points & having no deep threat will certainly make an embarrassed coach take another look at a player he gave up a third-rounder for back in the spring.
Carson Wentz has been cleared for 7-on-7 work at Eagles camp.
He's still in a non-contact role, but the Eagles are confident that he's showing good progress to be ready for Week 1.
No word on how he's recovering from the VICIOUS BURN handed the Eagles organization by
It's a pretty slow day, if you avoided FOX News and anyone who muttered the word "anthem".
Reuben Foster has had his felony domestic violence charges dismissed, in part because his girlfriend recanted her accusations.
In addition, his felony weapons charge was reduced to a misdemeanour.
Because it was
Oh boy - The Browns are this year's "Hard Knocks" team.
The Browns aren't especially happy about it, but their only option for avoiding it was firing Hue Jackson, since teams with new coaches don't have to be on it.
My favourite scene will be when Jimmy
In Part One, I covered John Churchill Chase's origins as a political and football cartoonist. In Part Two, I will introduce you to his professional football art and cover the rest of his history in New Orleans.
Based on the popularity of his Tulane football programs, John Churchill Chase was contracted
When I was doing some research for a "Hope Clicks Eternal" Texans post, an image page brought the following program to my knowledge
I thought, "pretty cool old program", so I set about researching the artist. That led to discovering a man named John Churchill Chase.
Born in New Orleans, Chase graduated
RGIII is back, baby!
A one-year deal with the Ravens.
The best comment on Deadspin was that the Ravens signed him because he can't bend his knees to take one.
On the other end of the redemption spectrum, JFF says it's the Browns fault he turned out to