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The Journals of Lewis & Clark: August 29, 1806

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark August 28, 1806August 30, 1806August 29, 1806 Friday 29th August 1806 a cloudy morning the hunters proceeded on agreeable to their orders of last…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: August 28, 1806

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark August 27, 1806August 29, 1806August 28, 1806 Thursday 28th of August 1806 Capt Lewis had a bad nights rest and is not very well this morning. we…

The Devil's Dictionary: Ass

by Ambrose Bierce ASPERSEAUCTIONEERASS -n. A public singer with a good voice but no ear. In Virginia City, Nevada, he is called the Washoe Canary, in Dakota, the Senator, and everywhere the…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: August 19, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark August 18, 1805August 20, 1805August 19, 1805 Monday August 19th 1805. This morning I arrose at dylight. and sent out three hunters. some of the …

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was the flamboyant author of the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, and a leading figure in African-American literature of the 20th century. She grew up in Florida, but Hurst…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: June 21, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark June 20, 1805June 22, 1805June 21, 1805 Friday June 21st 1805. This morning I employed the greater part of the men in transporting a part of the …