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Father’s Day Times Seventeen

Think you have a busy Father’s Day? Meet the Joachim family from our 1958 article, “How to Raise a Multitude.” Twelve girls and five boys made for an interesting household. ... More

The One-Man Army

Ever hear of a one-man army? Neither had we until we received an intriguing letter from a World War II veteran who was the entire “garrison” on strategically important Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. He was featured in a 1945 article called “The War’s Cushiest Billet.” ... More

The Troubles of an American Ideal

America was tired of manufactured heroes — movie stars; politicians, bootleggers; flagpole sitters — and then came Lindbergh, the real thing: modest, courageous, ingeneous, and quietly self-confident. ... More

Post Boys and Girls – 74 Years Later

We recently ran a piece on Post News Boys (and Girls) – those ambitious youngsters who pounded the pavement in years past to sell subscriptions to The Saturday Evening Post. And we’re delighted to report that we keep hearing from more! ... More

The Wild Heart of Sam Houston

The successes of Sam Houston’s life were as remarkable as its failures. Again and again, as Houston saw his fortunes collapse, he looked for solace—retreating from the white community to live among Native Americans. Ultimately, though, he found it in a young woman from Alabama. ... More

Profiles in Creativity

The innovators we profile here hail from a wide variety of fields, but they have a few key attributes in common: a burning curiosity about the world; an unusual willingness to implement new concepts and ideas; and an unrelenting work ethic that enables them to turn mistakes into successes. ... More