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A Reminder of the Cost of Freedom

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AMC_Brazil2016Every independence day we celebrate our freedom.  This soldier is reminded of the cost of that freedom…as he protects the resting place of America’s heroes…

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The 1930’s Largest Lake in the World

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Curator of A Unique Museum

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An Odd Method of Tracking A Family History

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Living in Death Valley

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The 20 Mule Team

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How Death Valley Earned Its Name

Because Death Valley is such a difficult environment to support plant and animal life…most suppose that is how it earned its name.  In reality, the name is tied to one specific family… SharePrintEmail

Zig-Zagging Down the Runway

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A Place of Beauty and Danger

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A Town Built for Hollywood

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A Boom Town Called Tombstone

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The World’s Greatest Athlete

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Bartering Is What Built the Place

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