Establishing and Disbanding the Neah Bay Settlement, 1792

Part III of the blog series 225 Years Ago: Spanish Explorations of the Pacific Northwest and the First Spanish Settlement in Washington State, Núñez Gaona (Neah Bay), 1792 Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park. Spanish naval Lieutenant Salvador Fidalgo, in the Princesa, left San Blas … Continue reading Establishing and Disbanding the Neah Bay Settlement, 1792

“A Rumbling Fearful Noise”: Charleston Earthquake of 1886

Today's guest blogger is Nick Baric, an archivist in the Archives I Processing Section. On August 23, 2011, the Washington, DC, area was rocked by the one of the largest east coast earthquakes in recorded U.S. history. Few of us who were around on that day will ever forget where they were when it struck, … Continue reading “A Rumbling Fearful Noise”: Charleston Earthquake of 1886

Before “Your Show of Shows”: Sid Caesar and the Coast Guard

Today's guest blogger is Mark Mollan, a reference archivist specializing in records of the U.S. Navy and Maritime agencies. Not long ago, an Archives I reference staff member came across a Muster Roll for the USCG unit “Tars and Spars”--a touring entertainment troupe created to bolster the morale and support of World War II USCG … Continue reading Before “Your Show of Shows”: Sid Caesar and the Coast Guard