Saturday, February 23, 2013

History Lesson

History has always held my attention, especially American History, but I despise the revisionist History usually espoused by Fiberals.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

With that in mind, I'll leave it to you to make up your mind about this historical error by Iowa Historian John P. Zeller .

Iowa View: Rejoicing at vote on slavery

In Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln,” when the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment that would abolish slavery in America, congressmen erupt in cheers and song.

Did Iowans share this same fervor for black emancipation? One Des Moines Register editor, writing on Feb. 3, 1865, was ecstatic in his report on the reaction in Des Moines:


There was no Des Moines Register in 1865, the paper was called the Iowa State Register.

The Ragister is at fault as well for not knowing its own history, their historic timeline can be found on their own website.

July 1849 - The Iowa Star is begun by editor Barlow Granger in a log cabin near abandoned Fort Des Moines by the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers.

Nov. 7, 1903 - Algona banker Gardner Cowles purchases the daily newspaper, now called the Register and Leader.

1915 - The Register and Leader became The Des Moines Register.

Zeller only missed it by 50 years and receives an F.


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