Herald of the Storms: Isaac Cline

Today’s post comes from Ashley Mattingly, an archivist at the National Archives at St. Louis. During a time when formal scientific weather forecasting was in its infancy, Isaac Cline was a man with a penchant for predicting disasters. Born in 1861, Cline was a perpetually driven man who joined the U.S. Signal Corps’s weather service … Continue reading Herald of the Storms: Isaac Cline

Happy belated Juneteenth, everybody!

Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Juneteenth is actually June 19, the day on which word finally made it to Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War was over and that Abraham Lincoln had freed the slaves. As the story goes, these 250,000 slaves were the last … Continue reading Happy belated Juneteenth, everybody!