Dead Body Wins Sporting Competition

November 28, 2016 rehadlock 0

On June 4, 1923 Frank Hayes, riding horse ‘Sweet Kiss’, competed in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the prestigious Belmont Stakes. This two-mile race with jump fences and water trenches was only the second horse race in which Hayes had participated; He was not a professional jockey, but a horse trainer and stableman. To compensate for his lack of experience, Hayes had trained incredibly hard. He was given 20-1 odds of winning and faced fierce competition. But Frank Hayes managed to defy the odds and win the Belmont Stakes by a head. His win is made all the […]

The Real Roanoke

November 23, 2016 rehadlock 0

American Horror Story recently wrapped up its sixth season,¬†My Roanoke Nightmare, which was inspired by the centuries’ old mystery, “The Lost Colony”. In 1587, thirty years before pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, 115 English settlers attempted to establish a colony on Roanoke Island (modern-day Dare County, North Carolina). Soon, the colonists were running low on food and tools. It was decided that John White, governor¬†of the ill-fated colony, would return to England to gather supplies. White left his wife, daughter and newborn grandchild (Virgina Dare, the first English child born in the Americas) behind in the new colony. John White’s […]