Julius Sterling Morton (April 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902) founded Arbor Day in 1872. He served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture. He was also the editor of The Conservative, a Nebraska weekly newspaper covering political, economic, and sociological issues.
Month: April 2017
The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue
New York's Easter Parade began as a religious and fashion spectacular in the 1880's, conceived in New York's ornate Gothic churches such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity Episcopal Church, and St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. In the nineteenth century, the sanctuaries of these churches were decorated in abundance with Easter flowers, which inspired church members to … Continue reading The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue
Love Canal Disaster
Next year will mark 40 years since New York officials declared a State of Emergency in Love Canal amid an environmental crisis less than a mile from the majestic Niagara Falls. The Environmental Protection Agency has called the situation in Love Canal "one of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history." It was August 1978 … Continue reading Love Canal Disaster