Colonel George Laird Shoup: The Invisible Commander – Part 2
It’s often said that the only people who made their fortunes in the California Gold Rush were the suppliers selling shovels. Of course, that blanket statement included those who sold picks, gold pans, axes, provisions, other hardware and those who repaired things like wagons, wheels, shoes and tack. John Studebaker’s and Levi Straus’ enterprises come to mind, making millions with their wheelbarrows, wagons and durable riveted blue jeans respectively.
HUMANS OF THE HIGH PLAINS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AQUARIUS
It was early January, 1918, and Dr. Loring Miner, the county doctor practicing in Haskell County, Kansas was worried. At 56 years old, it took a lot to worry the good doctor. Tough, seasoned and very intelligent, he’d learned long ago that, as the only doctor covering an area with a hundred square mile radius in a very rural county in a rural state, he was going to see a lot—and treat a lot—in the course of his profession. But this was different. Very different.