Since Argo won best picture on Sunday night’s Academy Awards, I’ve been thinking about Colonel Leland James Holland. He wasn’t rescued; he was one of the 52 held for 444 days in Tehran. Col. Holland was a native of Scales Mound, Illinois, a town of less than 350 people. For anyone who regularly reads my…
Viola Bausman’s oration from her 1912 Scales Mound High School Commencement
My great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman, was a teacher and educator. I discovered the oration that she gave at her Scales Mound, Illinois, commencement on June 7, 1912. She had written her speech in her graduation memory book. The Tercentennial of Henry Hudson by Viola Edith Bausman There was a time when Americans lacked distinction….