CASPER, Wyo. — A driver traveling Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie encounters a curious sight. There, at the point where the road achieves Sherman Summit, which at 8,878 feet marks the highest point along the transcontinental highway, appears a 13-foot tall bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln.
Political candidates usually passionately proclaim that the election in which they are running is “the most critical in a generation,” or the “the most important in modern history.” Despite the hype, elections, including the one that just occurred, are rarely turning points in history.
Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.
Part journalist and, apparently, part nurse, the poet Walt Whitman spent most of the Civil War caring for wounded Union soldiers, even writing letters home on behalf of some of them.
Spellers from around the state went letter for letter and word for word this Saturday as they competed in the 49th annual Treasure State Spelling Bee and for the grand prize—a spot in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.
In his State of the Union speech last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use executive authority to advance his priorities. He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed well over a dozen actions he plans to take by executive order.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Montana World War II veterans on Sunday defied a temporary steel barrier that closed the Lincoln Memorial to the general public. The pair climbed to the top to see the marble statue.
A friend I know lives in a community that was excited about a new business coming to town. But when the business fell far short of expectations, it wasn't long before locals let the owner know that things had to change.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — For more than a decade, Gettysburg National Military Park has undergone a facelift.
Ford's Theatre in Washington is the site of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865.
One hundred and fifty years ago Tuesday, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln’s proclamation set a moral standard for the Union in the war that had been killing rebels and patriots alike for two terrible years.
Editor's note: President Barack Obama issued this Thanksgiving Day proclamation Tuesday, continuing a tradition started by President George Washington.
The great new film "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Steven Spielberg, chronicles our 16th president’s role in pushing for passage of the 13th Amendment, which Lincoln called “a king's cure” for the evils of slavery.
Daniel Day-Lewis, center, as President Abraham Lincoln, looks across a battlefield in the aftermath of a terrible siege in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's drama "Lincoln."
Daniel Day-Lewis portrays Abraham Lincoln in the film "Lincoln."
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is what happens when the nightmare of our nation’s past gets scripted as a Hollywood horror movie. The jarring confusion of race slavery with a supernatural evil constitutes both the cleverness and silliness of the film.
WASHINGTON — Why don’t Democrats just say it? They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things. One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — and also the conditions under which more jobs can be created.
If you think the 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be a lively one, you should have been around in 1912.
Tax filers have two extra days to procrastinate this year.
Keeping kids occupied can be a big challenge. Here are some ideas for activities to keep young ones engaged -- body and mind -- in Billings this week: