What America Looked Like: Collecting Peach Pits for WWI Gas Masks
Patriotism, at times, demands odd sacrifices from Americans. During WWI, it asked for peach pits -- and lots of them.
Alamo's 'Victory or Death' letter at center of tug-of-war between Texas agencies
It's a new Battle of the Alamo, with one Texas agency mounting pressure on another to loan out one of the state's most sacred texts for display at "the shrine of Texas independence." The General Land Office is pressing the State Library and Archives Commission to loan the "Victory or Death" letter penned by Col.