John Basilone Magazine Cover

Sergeant John Basilone won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during the Campaign of Guadalcanal (August 1942-February 1943). He was killed during the Battle of Iwo Jima, after again showing great courage, and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. Below is a June 24, 1944 Collier's magazine cover with a picture of [...]

By | 2017-06-23T10:17:41+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Tuskegee Airmen

Between 1941-1946 nearly 1,000 pilots trained at Tuskegee Institute (founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington). These pilots are known as Tuskegee Airmen. They formed the 99th Fighter Squadron and went overseas in 1942. Later the 99th joined three other all-black squadrons in the 332nd Fighter Group. Especially noteworthy, these pilots flew over 1,400 combat [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:07:25+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Black History, Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

V-E Day Proclamation – Truman

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day was celebrated around the world on May 8, 1945. One day earlier, German forces unconditionally surrendered to the Allies, thus signaling the end of fighting in Europe. (The Allies, however, would continue fighting against Japanese forces for an additional 3 months.) President Harry Truman addressed the nation on the occasion [...]

By | 2017-05-04T15:35:03+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments

“Broncho” Charlie Artifacts

Charlie Miller (1850-1955), nicknamed “Broncho Charlie” (this nickname came about as a result of his job of busting broncs for ranchers), was the youngest Pony Express rider at age 11. Later, he worked for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show; fought in WWI at the age of 67; at age 81, delivered letters on horseback from [...]

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“Broncho” Charlie Miller Religious Letter

Charlie Miller, (1850-1955), nicknamed “Broncho Charlie” (this nickname came about as a result of his job of busting broncs for ranchers), was the youngest Pony Express rider at age 11. Later, he worked for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. He also fought in WWI at the age of 67; at age 81, delivered letters on [...]

By | 2017-05-04T13:09:57+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|Tags: , , |0 Comments

President Truman 1946 Letter

Germany surrendered to the Allied powers on May 7, 1945 thus ending major conflicts in  Europe.  As a result, the country was divided between four nations -- England, France, the Soviet Union, and the US. A concerted effort was made by the Allied nations to institute democratic policies in Germany, as shown in the following [...]

By | 2017-05-04T13:07:24+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments

Pony Express Artifacts

The Pony Express lasted only nineteen months during 1860/ 1861. During that time about 200 riders covered over 600,000 miles carrying the mail from Missouri to points West (such as California). Below, see some artifacts from the WallBuilders library relating to the Pony Express, and you can also see a Pony Express Bible from our [...]

By | 2017-05-05T14:54:58+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments

Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention

Although authorized by the Congress of the Confederation, the Constitutional Convention of 1787 was nevertheless cloaked with secrecy and confidentiality. The official papers of the Convention sat in the Department of State, untouched, until 1818. Yet in retrospect, the gathering reveals both the men and the issues they faced during the founding era. Through analysis [...]

By | 2017-02-27T07:21:04+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools

The following is part of the transcript from a letter written in 1791, which was published by the American Tract Society in 1830. To purchase the whole text of Dr. Rush's letter, see The Bible in Schools pamphlet that can be found in the WallBuilders store. Dear Sir: It is now several months since I [...]

By | 2017-02-07T00:19:42+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments

Benjamin Rush Personal Bible Study

Founding Father Benjamin Rush's handwritten personal Bible study booklet entitled “References to Texts of Scriptures Related to Each Other Upon Particular Subjects.” In it he listed scriptures under various topics and wrote his own notes on those scriptures. We have included excerpts of the booklet below.   Booklet Cover     To sign up on [...]

By | 2017-02-05T12:42:20+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments