If you had lived in Vienna in 1913, you would have enjoyed a cultural treat. Capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it was the crown jewel of central Europe.
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The Old West seemed to breed larger than life legends. Wild Bill Hickock. Wyatt Earp. Billy the Kid. Calamity Jane. The list goes on and on.
A good many summer vacations in my childhood were spent on my grandparents’ farm in northwest Missouri.
Every so often, history offers a story that’s so improbable there’s no way it could be true. Yet once in the proverbial blue moon, one defies the odds and turns out to have really happened.
You never know when a formative childhood experience can have a lasting legacy. Consider the impact of a toddler’s harrowing trip 150 years ago.