Losing History

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What was the importance of the book titled, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”?

Who is Rocky Balboa?

What race horse ran the fastest Belmont Stakes?

The unflappable Teddy Roosevelt charged up ___ ____ Hill for what purpose?

Who wrote “The Sun Also Rises”?

Few members of the Great Generation remain, but if you are a Baby Boomer (1945-1965), you may be able to answer the above queries. And if you are a BB, how many of these questions can your children answer?

Are we relinquishing our own human history to the new world’s accomplished thumb jockeys, born of technology and tempered by tweets?

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Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

 

 

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