The Journal

Wed November 14
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Huaraches Through the Decades: The Ultimate Summer Adventure Shoe

From Kerouac, to Pynchon, to the present, this centuries-old sandal is as stylish as ever

Featured, History
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The Life and Times of the Tactical Backpack

The folks over at Carryology take us through the evolution of the modern carry-all

History
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The Godfather of the Navy SEALs

Get to know Huckberry badass Draper Kauffman – a pioneering underwater demolitions expert who organized the Navy’s first frogman teams

History
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What Is the Krampus?

These Germanic devil Santas are a far worse punishment than coal in your stocking

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The Ghost of Devil's Slide

If you ever want to see a ghost, go west from San Francisco until you reach Pacific Coast Highway. Then turn south.

History
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The Watch That Won World War II

Four watch brands supplied the Axis and Allied forces — learn which one emerged victorious

History

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A Pilot Watch Primer

The vintage watch experts at Crown & Caliber survey the rich history and utility of watches in aviation

History
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Omega Speedmaster Professional, the Watch That Saved Apollo 13

How this legendary Omega chronograph helped bring three astronauts home from space

History
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Memorial Day: Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters

They spent 191 days in combat — the longest of any division. Now, their song is sung

History
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The Found Footage of WWII

After making an unexpected discovery, one photographer retraces his grandfather's footsteps across Europe

History
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First, Last, Always

The story of an unlikely friendship between two enemy fighter pilots high above the battlefield of WWII

History
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The Photography of Frank A. Rinehart

In a time of oppression, one 19th century photographer portrayed the dignity and individuality of Native American tribes

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Howard Blackburn: Remembering a Hero Adventurer

How one sailor became one of the most daring adventurers of the 19th century

History
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The First American Road Trip

A man, his bulldog, and the 3,000 mile race to be the first to drive from San Francisco to New York

History
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10th Mountain Division

We take a look at the infantrymen who lead the charge up some of the world's harshest terrain

History
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Australian Sniper

On the heels of American Sniper, we examine the incredible military career of Australia's most prolific military marksman

History
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Gauchos: Then and Now

Centuries of development have changed the gaucho way of life, but their legend endures

History
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WWII: The War in Color

We take a closer look at the men and women who supported our troops on the front lines

History