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The Pledge of Allegiance and Its Origins

How the American Pledge of Allegiance Got Started

For many of us, school started each day with our right hands over our hearts, reciting the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. Similar to the Lord’s Prayer, we know the words and we say them, but we don’t necessarily know why….

November 29, 2017 / by / in
How Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Got Started

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

The story of the start of the epic Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company is the story of some guys messing around in a garage to come up with a cool new toy. How can it get much more American than that? The result is, of course, the favorite ride for millions of enthusiasts around the world…

January 6, 2017 / 1 Comment / by / in
How Tailgating Got Started

Where Did the Modern “Tailgate Party” Originally Come From?

Tailgating before football games and other sporting events has exploded into a huge American ritual.  Some tailgating experiences draw thousands of fans – like tailgate parties at pro football games in Green Bay, Wisconsin or college games in Athens, Georgia…

January 3, 2017 / 2 Comments / by / in