Why Was the Pledge of Allegiance Written by a Flag Salesman?

In today’s dollars, his company made over $10 million

The Youth’s Companion was arguably the most influential periodical published in America during the 1890s. For an annual subscription of $1.75 ($57 today), the whole family could read inspirational stories by Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Emily Dickenson. Most of the…



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Philip S. Naudus

High school teacher by day, koala by night. Founder of Koala Quest. My wife is a cartoonist with a Ph.D., and she co-authors all of these articles.