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Hagg Sauer
Phone: 218-755-2826
Fax: 218-755-2822

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Drive NE #23
Bemidji, MN 56601


What is History?

"The only thing that's new is the history you haven't learned yet." -- Harry S. Truman
  • "To history has been assigned the office of judging the past, of instructing the present for the benefit of future ages."  -- Leopold von Ranke
  • "The man who does not study history is condemned to repeat it." -- Georges Santayana
  • "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach." -- Aldous Huxley
  • "Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness." -- Erica Jong
  • "The history of liberty is a history of resistance." -- Nadia Boulanger
  • "All human histories are provisional; none will have the last word. ...[A] democratic practice of history --one in which an ever-growing chorus of voices is heard-- will depend upon objectivity, defined anew as a commitment to honest investigation, open process of research, and engaged public discussions of the meaning of historical facts." -- Dr. Joyce Appleby

Well, perhaps there is an exception:

"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history...this century's history.... We all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." Dan Quayle