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Fledgling nation goes to war

...President's house (now known as the White House), the Capital Building, the Treasury, the State Department and the War Department. Having met their goal to raid the U.S. Capital, the British only stayed one night and left.On Aug. 18, the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-27/fledgling-nation-goes-war
Neighbors
An aurora detector in Petersburg

...alone. Cables dropped more than a century ago still rest on the ocean bottom. In October 1900, workers for the War Department started spinning the web when they uncoiled a telegraph cable 133 miles between Nome and St. Michael. The 1-inch...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-01/aurora-detector-petersburg
State
This Day in History

...A formal ribbon-cutting was held, but many dignitaries were snowed out. In the nation In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men. In 1954, the movie musical "A Star Is Born...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092904/sta_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Highway. A formal ribbon-cutting was held but many dignitaries were snowed out. In the nation In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men. In 1955, a one-act version of the Arthur Miller...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092906/sta_20060929019.shtml
News
This Day in History

...non-resident troll fisherman's license tax of $250 was declared invalid by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1940, the War Department General Order No. 9 named the military reservation Fort Richardson and the airfield Elmendorf Air Force Base. In...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121203/sta_dih.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers. In 1789, the U.S. War Department was established by Congress. In 1882, the famous feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080707/sta_20070807011.shtml
News
Indian Affairs head apologizes for agency's 'legacy of racism'

...there. Gover recited a litany of wrongs the BIA inflicted on Indians since its creation as the Indian Office of the War Department. Estimates vary widely, but the agency is believed responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Indians...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090800/Bre_Breakin.html
Breaking
How black US airmen finally slipped their surly bonds

...But the country's history of segregation intruded, forcing black men into separate units. Also in 1940, the War Department directed the civil Aeronautics Authority in cooperation with the U.S. Army to develop "colored personnel" for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-08/how-black-us-airmen-finally-slipped-t
Opinion
This Day in History

...Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and noncommissioned officers. In 1789, the U.S. War Department was established by Congress. In 1912, the Progressive Party nominated Theodore Roosevelt for president. In 1934...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080703/loc_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers. In 1789, the U.S. War Department was established by Congress. In 1927, the Peace Bridge between the United States and Canada was dedicated during...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080705/sta_20050807010.shtml
News

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