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Paul Whiteman Builds His Jazz Orchestra

(Jazz Part I): “The King of Jazz” Paul Whiteman gives readers from 1926 an overview of how jazz proliferated across the country and of how he got started in jazz and eventually created his famous... More

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Damming the Parks

In 1950, a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian warned the American people to keep an eye on the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Project, which proposed a... More

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The Steam-Powered Robot of 1868

Zadoc Dederick’s steam-powered man from 1868 is a real-life example of the steampunk lifestyle and another case of true life inspiring science fiction.... More

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National Parks at 100

In what is arguably America’s best idea, vast tracts of land that could have been claimed, built up, exploited — maybe even ruined — were... More

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Leap Year Logic

Leap day comes round every four years (well, almost). Find out the tricks to knowing which years evenly divisible by four won’t leap. ... More

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1936: Golden Moment of Triumph

Jesse Owens wrote a series of Post articles about great U.S. Olympians in 1976. In this article from the January/February issue, Owens recalls his own... More

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My Boy Jesse

From November 7, 1936, the true story of what Jesse Owens went through after the 1936 Olympics, as told by his coach. I don’t want... More

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Jesse Owens’ Place in History

As the Jesse Owens film, Race, hits theaters, we present original reporting by and about the iconic runner that helps frame a historic moment.... More

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