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Kevin Morrow is a historical researcher, historian, archivist, writer, copy editor and translator living in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. A former archivist at the US National Archives, he now runs a small historical research business, using the rich archival resources available in the Washington, DC region.

American POW registration cards

On May 29, 1942, the S.S. Stanvac Calcutta, an American custom-built tanker owned by the Socony Vacuum Company, steamed out of Montevideo, Uruguay bound for Caripito, Venezuela. Eight days later on June 6, while the […]

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Maury Whale Chart

When English colonists first began settling the eastern seaboard of North America, they quickly discovered in its coastal waters enough fish to feed the growing Euro-American population for generations. A variety of whales also swam […]

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