Mary Dodge Allen

History Blogger at the site:
Heroes, Heroines and History

I love history - especially learning about the intriguing and inspirational people who have made a difference in our world.

May 5th, 2023:

In 1628, the Swedish King had a spectacular warship built – the most advanced ship of its kind. But on August 10th of that year, this warship, named “Vasa” set out on its maiden voyage in Stockholm harbor and sank in less than twenty minutes! How could this happen? Check out my Blog:

April 5th, 2023:

If you'd like to learn more about the creative Frugal Fashion Flair of Feed and Flour sack dresses, check out my Blog:

March 5th, 2023:

Are you aware of the ancient Celtic belief that honeybees act as a link between us and the spiritual world? After the recent death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen's Beekeeper performed the ritual of "Telling the Bees" about her death. To learn more about this fascinating tradition, check out my blog:

February 5th, 2023:

Do you recognize the beginning of this poem - "Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth; And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..." This poem: "High Flight" written in 1941 - has to be recited from memory by fourth year cadets at the United States Air Force Academy. To read about the interesting life of the poem's author, WWII RAF Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. - check out my blog:

January 5th, 2023:

Did you know the first U.S. circulated coin was a copper penny called the "Fugio cent" - designed by Benjamin Franklin? To learn about it, and the scandal involved in minting the coin, check out my blog:

December 5th, 2022: 

The lyrics for the carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" were written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow while he was in the midst of despair. Read his story, click below:

My December 5th Blog:

Did you know that the lyrics for the Christmas Carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" were written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1863, while he was in the midst of despair after a series of tragic events? Read his story - click on the link below:


November 5, 2022:

Edna Gardner Whyte - Pioneer for Women in Aviation; Close Friend of Amelia Earhart. To read about her story, check out my blog: