No One is Laughing Now Mr. Holland

Submarine Month Continues


April is submarine month in the United States and April 11, 1900 is traditionally celebrated as the day the submarine force was started with the purchase of the Holland Submarine.

This year, I have spent a lot of time researching through the national archives for stories from 1900 or at least from the early part of the twentieth century. I will be posting some of those unique stories over the next week but wanted to start with a classic story about John P. Holland. This book was published not long after Holland passed away and is in line with many of the stories that have been published in the hundred plus years since his death.

One cautionary warning about this and other stories from the early twentieth century. The “facts” as we know them are often colored or skewed by the authors of writers in the case of old newspapers…

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