Category Archives: History

In Search Of The Island Of Utopia

A utopia is an imaginary place or society where everything is perfect. It’s derived from Greek “ou” (οὐ) meaning “not” and topos (τόπος) meaning “place”, and it literally means “no place” or “nowhere”. The word was first used in Sir Thomas More’s … Continue reading

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“Near Utopian Conditions”

A document was found in a demolished structure in Lichfield, England dated 1852. It lists the rules and regulations that the employees of a Burnley cotton mill office must follow.

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A Poem With A Hidden Acrostic

Gordon Macdonald Gordon Macdonald was the governor of Newfoundland from 1946 to 1949. He played an important part for making Newfoundland part of Canada. Despite fierce opposition, he succeeded in 1949. On 8 March 1949, two days before the last British governor … Continue reading

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A Journey Of A Thousand Miles In A Thousand Hours

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Laozi, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 64 Captain Robert Allardyce Barclay (1779 – 1854) of Ury, Scotland was a well-known “walker” during the nineteenth century. He was considered the father of … Continue reading

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