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Throwback Thursday: Great Johnstown Flood

Was this tremendous tragedy a natural disaster or a manmade catastrophe?

Throwback Thursday (In His Own Words): James Smith's Indian Captivity

It was rare for settlers to write down their experiences in captivity, but Smith did.

Throwback Thursday: "Black Bart," the Gentleman Bandit

He didn’t look like a Wild West desperado, and didn’t act much like one either...

Throwback Thursday: Lewis and Clark’s Air Rifle

A lone air-powered gun served as a Potemkin village in motion for the explorers.

Throwback Thursday: Battle of Fallen Timbers

A tornado hit the woods...and then things got really messy.

Throwback Thursday: Union Army's "Mother" Bickerdyke

Even General William Tecumseh Sherman obeyed her!

Throwback Thursday: Defeat of the Spanish Armada

Either the greatest maritime disaster or greatest military miracle of the 16th Century.

Throwback Thursday: Frederic Remington, Capturing the American West

The story behind those iconic images of America's disappearing frontier.

Throwback Thursday: Sherman's March to the Sea

Psychological warfare or retaliation, this Civil War maneuver left scars you can still see.

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