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  • Theodore Roosevelt comes to Hampton Roads

    Theodore Roosevelt comes to Hampton Roads
    When President Theodore Roosevelt came to Hampton Roads on May 30, 1906, it wasn't the energetic commander-in-chief's first visit. Nine years earlier he'd made the trip down from Washington, D.C. to witness a naval review as the Asst. Secretary of the...
  • History: Fort Sheridan launched troops in 1899

     History: Fort Sheridan launched troops in 1899
    Twenty-first century Fort Sheridan is a charming neighborhood set on dramatic ravines along Lake Michigan. The Lake County Forest Preserve and the municipalities of Lake Forest, Highland Park and Highwood converge throughout the former United States Army...
  • Bungled Heist Of Silk Shipment Left Security Guard Dead

    MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today. In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
  • Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago

    Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago
    The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors. Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
  • William Glackens: Citizen journalist

    William Glackens: Citizen journalist
    This week, visitors to the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale should notice a familiar realism painter's works adorning the first-floor walls: William Glackens, one of the earliest practitioners of American modern art. The museum is hosting the first...
  • The shipyard makes its reputation with its first seagoing vessel, the landmark freighter El Sud

    The shipyard makes its reputation with its first seagoing vessel, the landmark freighter El Sud
    Railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington had already made history several times over when -- on March 16, 1892 -- he showed up for his first and only appearance at the launching of a vessel constructed by his fledgling Newport New shipyard. Watching from...
  • The Great White Fleet comes to Hampton Roads

     The Great White Fleet comes to Hampton Roads
    In the long, often spectacular history of Hampton Roads, few sights can match the epic scene that unfolded in the waters off Old Point Comfort in early December 1907. Trailing long vees of white water and giant plumes of black smoke, battleship after...
  • Printers Row's favorite books of 2013

    Printers Row's favorite books of 2013
    As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
  • It's A Gray Area: Consider the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt

    Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
  • The GOP isolationist myth

    They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told. In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain...
  • Truth is not optional

    If you have not yet read Luke O'Neil's "The Year We Broke the Internet" at Esquire, let me quote a couple of salient passages:  This, he says, is how online sites operate: "Give me the viral pictures, and I’ll give you the truth. And then, after...