Articles

Mountain Men: Building a Flintlock Rifle (Season 8) | History

[music playing] NARRATOR: The sun is set in central Idaho where mountain man Tom Ore is closing in on his destination after a 500-mile drive. TOM: My brother just sold his ranch down here and is gonna move up to the yak. He’s gonna be my neighbor. NARRATOR: Tom’s older brother, Jack, is just about …

Articles

Mountain Men: Tom Stumbles Upon a Porcupine (Season 7, Episode 15) | History

NARRATOR: In the Montana backwoods– Oh! NARRATOR: –veteran trapper Tom Moore is battling the brush to claim every last dollar before the season closes. My boots are slick. NARRATOR: But the payday doesn’t come easy. [music playing] And finally, after a two-mile fight to cross nature’s wild gauntlet– We made it to the water. NARRATOR: …

Articles Blog

History of Canada – from Beavers to Bieber

History of Canada – from Beavers to Bieber

The first humans arrived in the Americas by crossing a frozen land bridge from Asia towards the end of the last ice age about sixteen thousand years ago. The descendants of these paleo-Americans would become the many aboriginal tribes of Canada together known as the First Nations. Then about a thousand years ago the forefathers …

Articles Blog

Bill McDonough

Bill McDonough

Describe the twinning process. Where did the inspiration come from? When did you start thinking about it? It started back in 1982 when I got married and wanted to take a honeymoon to Ireland. My parents had visited there in 1979. Through some mutual friends that are connected to Beaver Island. The husband was born …

Articles Blog

Mountain Men: Home Forge Failure (Season 8) | History

Mountain Men: Home Forge Failure (Season 8) | History

[music playing] NARRATOR: There’s a winter haze hanging over the Hawks’ Ozark Mountains homestead. Let’s grab the hammer and some tools, and we’ll get everything set up. All right? Yeah. NARRATOR: But for Jason Hawk, time is money, so waiting out the weather isn’t an option. Why don’t you grab one side of that? NARRATOR: …

Articles Blog

Mountain Men: Trespassers Stomp on Eustace’s Freedom (Season 8) | History

Mountain Men: Trespassers Stomp on Eustace’s Freedom (Season 8) | History

[music playing] NARRATOR: In North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains– RALEIGH: I see a locust tree here, Eustace. Yeah, that locust would make some good bench stakes right there. NARRATOR: It’s been nearly a year since Eustace Conway expanded Turtle Island with the purchase of a new 90-acre plot of land. And with an $8,000 note …

Articles Blog

Canada’s History Archive, featuring The Beaver

Canada’s History Archive, featuring The Beaver

For nine decades, The Beaver magazine offered a window on a world rarely seen by most Canadians, the far North. Founded in 1920 by the Hudson’s Bay Company, The Beaver began as an in-house newsletter sharing stories from the Hudson’s Bay Company head office in Winnipeg as well as personal tales from the traplines. In …

Articles Blog

Zebra Bits

Zebra Bits

Welcome… to… The Brain Scoop! We’re back, with Anna Goldman, and today we have a zebra! How long do you think it was in the freezer? Oh god, I don’t know, um… – Did I already ask that? I would assume, since he was pretty far back, and in a bucket, it’s definitely longer than …

Articles

Mountain Men: Forging an Ozark Steel Blade (Season 8) | History

NARRATOR: It’s a landmark day at Jason Hawk’s mountain forge. JASON HAWK: I’m working on something that I’ve dreamed about for a long time, the first knife that is from start to finish from ore that I gathered. It’s a 100% Ozark-steel blade. NARRATOR: The first step is to fuse together the three pieces into …

Articles Blog

Battles of the Civil War: Crash Course US History #19

Battles of the Civil War: Crash Course US History #19

CCUS19 – Battles of the Civil War Hi, I’m John Green and this is Crash Course US History. Starting next week, we’re going to be talking about the Civil War. As you may have noticed, Crash Course doesn’t usually focus on military history, because we’re more interested in causes and effects and that kind of …