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U.S. History

The history of the United States might only be 240+ years old, but it is extremely interesting and full of conflicts, triumphs, stories and policies that have influenced the modern world. The general history of the United States can be explored right here…

Various Historical Periods in U.S. History

Pre-European Contact (Before 1513)

Native American History - Pre-European Period

European Contact and Colonization (1513 to 1763)

European Invasion of North America


The American Revolution (1763-1783)

The American Revolution, 1763-1783


The United States becomes a New Nation (1784-1819)

The New Nation, 1784-1819


National Expansion & Reform (1815-1860)

National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860


Civil War & Reconstruction (1861-1877)

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877


America’s Industrial Revolution (1877-1900)

The Industrial Revolution in the United States


Progressive Era & WW1 (1900-1929)

The Progressive Era to the New Era, 1900-1929


Great Depression & WWII (1929-1945)

The Great Depression and WWII, 1929-1945


Post WWII (1945-1975)

Post WWII in the U.S.A.


Recent (1976-Present)

Timeline of U.S. History from 1974-1999

Major Events in U.S. History in the 21st Century

Black History (National Significance)

U.S. History in the News

5 Ways the French Helped Win the American Revolution

6 Events That Laid the Groundwork for the Vietnam War

19 facts about the 19th Amendment on its 100th anniversary

Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate 'attic'

Army Bases That Honor Confederate Traitors Could Soon Be Renamed for These Heroes

Breaking News of the 1930s

How a Rogue Navy of Private Ships Helped Win the American Revolution

How the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 Became the Deadliest U.S. Natural Disaster

How the Myth of a Liberal North Erases a Long History of White Violence

How the US government sold the Peace Corps to the American public

Luther Harpel - Memories in Light (Lebanon County's Pioneering Photographer)

Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War Hero, Hanged by the British for Spying on September 22, 1776

The Gulf War 30 Years Later: Successes, Failures, and Blind Spots

The Marshall Plan - Rebuilding Western Europe After WWII

The Power of Celebrity at the 1963 March on Washington

The Real History Of Who ‘Discovered’ America That You Didn’t Learn In School

The Slow Build Up to the American Revolution

This shotgun-wielding legend is the only woman to earn the Medal of Honor

Volunteer Overload: Foreign Support of the American Cause Prior to the French Alliance

What America's favorite attractions once looked like

When Women Lost the Vote in New Jersey, and Other Troublesome History

Why is the Confederate flag so offensive?

Why North and South America are named after Amerigo Vespucci

World War I Fast Facts

U.S. History Articles written by Randy Jaye

Local Relics of the Tomoka Indians. Halifax Herald – Volume 34, Number 1, Summer 2016.

The Historic Coquina Clock Tower Rehabilitation Project: Worth it or Wasted? Halifax Herald – Volume 34, Number 1, Summer 2016.

Tarragona Tower: An Intriguing Local Landmark. Halifax Herald – Volume 34, Number 2, Fall 2016.

Flagler County’s Centennial: 1917-2017. Halifax Herald – Volume 35, Number 1, Spring 2017.

Second Seminole War (1835-1842) Fortifications in the Present-day Volusia and Flagler County Area. Halifax Herald – Volume 35, Number 2, Fall 2017.

Korona’s Historic St. Mary Catholic Church. Halifax Herald – Volume 36, Number 1, Spring 2018.


The Holden House Centennial and Listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Halifax Herald – Volume 36, Number 2, Fall 2018.


Flagler City and the 1920s Florida Land Boom and Bust. Halifax Herald – Volume 37, Number 2, Fall 2019.


Lebanon County Courthouse: Remembering Lebanon’s most iconic landmark. – July 9, 2021.


The Isaac Meier Homestead: “The Old Fort” of Myerstown. – July 22, 2021.


The Tomoka Mound and Midden Complex: A National Treasure. Halifax Herald – Volume 39, Number 1, Summer 2021.


William L. Saylor: A Lebanon County Civil War Legend. – August 6, 2021.


Lebanon County’s sweet, delicious, and cool ice cream history. – August 11, 2021.


Remembering Lebanon County’s once-prominent cigar industry. – August 20, 2021.


The Heinrich Zeller House (Fort Zeller): Lebanon County’s secluded historical treasure. – August 30, 2021.


The former Eagle Hotel/Hotel Weimer was once a symbol of luxury in Lebanon. – September 10, 2021.


Fort Swatara: Lebanon County’s garrison during the French and Indian War. – September 15, 2021.


Mayor Armstrong Finally Gets His Plaque. Halifax Herald – Volume 38, Number 2, Summer Winter 2021.


The John Immel House: A Lost and Forgotten Lebanon County Landmark. GoLocal - Lebanon Valley/Hershey Area. January 2022.


Aaron McCord, Lebanon's Chief of Police, Murdered in the Line of Duty in 1890. GoLocal - Lebanon Valley/Hershey Area. March 2022.

Espanola Schoolhouse, a segregation-era survivor, gets a facelift. Observer – March 18, 2022.

Weigley Mansion: Lebanon County’s most magnificent historic house. GoLocal - Lebanon Valley/Hershey Area. June 2022.


The Air Raid Wardens who kept Lebanon County ready for anything during WWII. – August 16, 2022.


The Nathan Cobb Cottage: Built in 1897 from a Salvaged Shipwreck. Halifax Herald – Volume 40, Number 1, Summer 2022.


Lebanon County during Prohibition: Bootlegging, moonshine, & speakeasies. – August 24, 2022


Lebanon’s once plentiful neighborhood bars. – October 4, 2022.


The restoration of Cornwall’s historic Alden Villa Mansion, aka Millwood. – November 15, 2022.


Lebanon’s historic family restaurants and diners: Then and now. – December 13, 2022.


Whatever happened to the statue of Edmund Kirby Smith? Halifax Herald – Volume 41, Number 2, Winter



John Immel House nixed from National Register after ’90s razing confirmed. – December 21, 2022.


Remembering Lebanon’s First Modern City Hall Building (1873-1963). GoLocal - Lebanon Valley/Hershey Area. February 2023.


A peek back at Lebanon’s once-elegant Colonial Theater (1923-2000). – February 15, 2023.


Let’s take a look at Lebanon’s historic Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Station. March 1, 2023.
Once at risk, the Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad Station is a historic gem. – March 15, 2023.


Light’s Fort: Lebanon’s oldest and most mysterious building. – May 18, 2023.

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