Tag Archives: Grinnell

The Elephant in the Room (and what happened to it?)

When you stalk someone long enough you may start to think you know everything about him.  Then he comes up with something new. I have been stalking Henry Webster Parker.  He’s dead now, so he doesn’t mind. H.W. Parker is … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, part 104: Grinnell Gets Rattaned

June 13, 1866 was a pretty momentous day in the United States Congress.  On that day, Congress passed the bill that would become the 14th amendment to the Constitution. The 14th amendment is pretty significant.  The 13th abolished slavery, but … Continue reading

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