Independent Historian

Caelen Anacker was born in 1988 in Bozeman, Montana. He is a graduate of Bozeman High School and has attended Seattle University, University of Washington, and intends to graduate from Montana State University. Caelen is currently studying History and would like to focus his future work on the history of science, specifically 20th century physics, but is also interested in modern European and African history.

25th Infantry Bicycle Corps (1896-97)

The 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps was a unit of black soldiers commanded by a white officer, Lt. James A. Moss, which was formed in 1896 to test the combat viability of bicycle-mounted troops by riding from Missoula, Montana to Saint Louis, Missouri. Moss, a West Point graduate and … Read More25th Infantry Bicycle Corps (1896-97)

Johannesburg, South Africa (1886- )

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa.  Before the 1837 arrival of the Transvaal Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers, the area that is now Johannesburg was occupied by the Sotho-Tswana peoples. In early 1886, gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand ridge. By 1889, Johannesburg … Read MoreJohannesburg, South Africa (1886- )