Writers and historians often overlooked Alaska’s role as a battlefield and North Pacific stronghold in the post-war decades. Still, in recent years awareness has been growing of Alaska’s wartime past. This renewed interest generates exciting educational opportunities for students and teachers (read more below)
The first wave of Scotch-Irish people settled in Appalachia, following the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi. It includes West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee ...
Dating back to the dawn of American independence, Moroccan and American relations are among the strongest, richest, and most diverse relations binding two different nations together for hundreds of years. Despite the volatility of the international political scene in the modern era, these relations ...
The Protestant Reformation was a 16th century movement that altered the course of European and world history in several ways. This movement led to the eventual influence and demise of the previously powerful Catholic Church.
People could now worship God as they believed, and they no longer relied on the Catholic ...
People lived in what we call the South for a few hundred years. There had long been trading and exchange and warfare and slavery among the diverse groups of Indigenous Americans who lived in the South. But the story of the South, as we think of it today, began with the arrival of English settlers (click link for more)
. . . The modern Masons trace their foundation to London in 1717. The Craft, as members call it, was based on a fraternal bond created by Ritual and symbolic rules. Its rules prescribed formal equality between all members, whatever their race, creed, or class. The goal was moral education to build better men . . .
For many visitors, a vacation to Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. I will remember our Alaska vacation for the rest of my life. Many refer to Alaska as "the Africa of the United States," as truly, this 49th state has experiences you can't find anywhere in the "lower 48." The trip was on my "bucket list" for some time!
Born and raised on a farm near the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio, Louis E. Adams (Lou) knocked around at several jobs, making hay and doing odd jobs on the farm until he graduated high school in May 1953. Growing up on a farm, several miles from an airport, he long had an interest in planes and a secret desire to --
...Life in the coal mines or the timber industry. My parents were married in 1933 and moved to the Ohio area two years before I was born in a small one-bedroom log house near Kingston, Ohio, in 1935. I was born on a farm in the dead of winter. My dad was a farmhand during the Great Depression, and he worked for fifty..
People in this writing are notable since they have contributed to a historical record, such as physicians, scientists, researchers, philosophers, and other scholars, collectively referred to as " academics." People may also meet the essential criteria and be considered notably without their biographies being the subject of secondary sources.
Phase One is the people whom I met while serving in the U.S. Navy. That was when I was young and impressionable. The lessons learned from the Navy and the leaders formed the basis for many of today's operating principles and continue to inform me of the professional standards and core values.
Phase Two is the Peace Corps years. President Kennedy said three years earlier that: "Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation." Morocco needed laboratory workers. We tried to meet that need with mixed results.
Phase Three is the years in Academia. Twenty-eight years were conducting applied medical research related to autoimmunity's diverse aspects: the mechanism of self-recognition, regulation of autoimmune responses, experimental autoimmune diseases, diagnostic autoantibody tests, and the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of autoimmune rheumatic diseases at the University of Cincinnati.
Cities such as Casablanca, Marrakech, and Tangier were only names that were occasionally visited, mentioned in the news, and frequently in the movies. Only then, any lasting association with these cities was in the context of a film setting such as Casablanca, or as part of the storyline in some book that frequently required a story of conspiracy and foreign intrigue.
As with most Americans, Morocco was a distant, remote, and vague area of the world (4). Many people who have never visited Morocco or who come to Morocco with the idealized version of what Casablanca was like, according to the 1943 movie by the same name, may be disappointed. Nevertheless, the reality is Casablanca at that time, as the portrayal in the film was merely a Hollywood construct and had very little to do with history or reality.
There is a need for clarification of facts vs. fiction (4).
Before I travel to any new place, I like to read up on the history of the country. For a quick geography lesson, Thailand is smack dab in the middle of Southeast Asia and bordered by four countries: Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. And because of its location, Thailand’s culture and history are heavily influenced by India, Japan, and China.Thailand’s tourism pushes the image that the country is the “land of smiles,” and this is mostly true. Thai people generally prefer harmony over open social conflict, so it’s rare to get into altercations on the streets, and I find the vendors and locals regularly offer up warm smiles and greetings.
This autobiography is not a story of a few great men and women, but ordinary men and women who struggled to survive during the Great Depression and World War II. Their stories are our version of the gossip-filled and wonder-working and sometimes doom-laden careers of god and goddesses of Homer. The book traces, through the Genesis of the Adams family and after that, both the immense changes that have occurred in the 20th and the start of the 21st Century but also the difference in our conception of greatness itself.
Pyramids were built in Egypt around 2000 BCE, marble temples were constructed in Greece around 600 BCE, and Hopewell mounds in present-day Chillicothe about 200 BCE to AD 500 (2,3). Native Americans had been living in present-day Ohio for thousands of years before the Europeans invaded.
Professor Louis Adams grew up near Chillicothe, Ohio during the Great Depression and World War II. After graduation from Southeastern High School, he served in the U.S. Navy with his two brothers. Naval service during the 1960’s and the Cold War years took him and his family to Morocco, a country of many contrasts and at a time of new challenges. Culture shock was part of this new adventure. His medical duties were varied and included working with the Moroccan Ministry of Health conducting epidemiological studies, enteric diseases monitoring, and the training of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) as laboratory technicians.
The author returned to Morocco as the Director of two groups of PCV Lab Techs who were stationed in hospitals and clinics throughout the country to fill a void left by the exodus of French health care workers after Moroccan Independence in 1956. The overall success of the program was marginal due to many factors: limited number of well-trained medical technologists, demands for additional lab tests overwhelmed AB generalists, lab bench work too mundane, work lacked opulence, provided limited self-gratification, and impeded cross-culture exchange and social interaction, loyalty to work ethics was limited, and social revolution occurring in the 1960s accentuated the character flaws and immaturity of some PCVs.
Cities like Tangier, Tetouan, and Marrakesh in the 1960’s provided adventure, deception, intrigue, mystery, and high-octane thrills that attracted expatriates, writers, poets, exotic travelers, and PCVs who got caught up in the drug scene.
This story begins with a farm boy who grew up in the foothills of Appalachia near Chillicothe, Ohio during the Great Depression and World War II. After graduation from high school he served in the U.S. Navy with his two brothers. Naval service during the 1960’s and the Cold War years, took him and his family to Morocco--- a country of many contrasts and at a time of new challenges. Culture shock was part of this new adventure. His medical duties were varied and included working with the Moroccan Ministry of Health conducting epidemiological studies, enteric diseases monitoring, and the training of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) as laboratory technicians.
As will be presented in detail in Volume Two, the author returned to Morocco as the Director of two groups of 50-plus PCV Lab Techs who were stationed in hospitals and clinics throughout Morocco to fill a void left by the exodus of French health care workers after Moroccan Independence in 1956. The overall success of the program was marginal due to many factors: limited number of well-trained medical technologists, demands for additional lab test overwhelmed AB generalists, lab bench work too mundane, work lacked opulence, provided limited self-gratification, and impeded cross-culture exchange and social interaction, loyalty to work ethics was limited, and social revolution occurring in the 1960’s accentuated the character flaws and immaturity of some PCVs. Cities like Tangier, Tetouan, and Marrakesh in the 1960’s provided adventure, deception, intrigue, mystery, and high-octane thrills that attracted expatriates, writers, poets, exotic travelers, and PCVs who got caught up in the drug scene.
Later, the author returned to college, accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Cincinnati, where he taught and conducted medical research for 28 years.
Retracing the Vanishing Footprints of Our Appalachian Ancestors
Retracing the Vanishing Footprints of our Ancestors: One interpretation of early American history suggests that many of the immigrants who fled Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries were seeking freedom from the intolerable social, economic and religious
injustices that were prevalent at the time. Even after arriving here, they encountered more hardship . . .
Four of Six Brothers Serve in U.S. Navy
Adams Brothers Serve Together On "The Terrible T.”
The U.S.S. Tarawa, see Figure #10, was commissioned on 8 December 1945 as (CV-40). This was three months after the surrender of Japan aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Unlike most aircraft carriers of today, the U.S.S. Tarawa was an Essex-class carrier with a straight flight deck.
The primary function and purpose of the Carriers were to achieve American dominance of the air against all our foes, whether it was the Japanese, off the coast of Korea, waters near Vietnam, or later in providing a launch and recovery platform for aircraft where needed around the world...