J. Sterling Morton: Founder of Arbor Day

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.

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