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Restoring Our Airborne Past

Restoring old aircraft perhaps sounds like a peaceful and fun way to spend one’s working or volunteer hours. Mark Hamilton enjoys the job, but it…

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America’s Strategic Air Museum

It’s the largest and fastest Blackbird you’ll ever see. But it’s just one of many intriguing items associated with America’s strategic command of the air….

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More Important than Kitty Hawk?

The Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903 and that plane is in the Smithsonian. But the brothers said there was a much more important…

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Up, Up, and Away…

Before men could go into outer space, they first had to make it into the stratosphere. Many people don’t know that some of the pioneers…

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The Truth About Paul Revere’s Famous Ride

Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five, Hardly a man is…

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Gettysburg Week: Supporting the Soldiers

When a soldier heads to battle, there are many organizations that volunteer their services to help he or she and their families. During the Civil…

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Gettysburg Week: Guiding Us Through History

He’s shared his knowledge with joint chiefs of staff, ambassadors and other high ranking government officials. But when you lead tours here, some of the…

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Scenic Route: Supporting the Troops Before the USO

Before the USO was sending Bob Hope overseas, a little-known organization went to the war front to support soldiers in the Civil War. John Wega…

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Scenic Route: Gettysburg Remembered

As America celebrates the anniversary of its founding, it also celebrates the 150th anniversary of one of its most important battles — the Civil War…

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Gettysburg Week: The Man Behind the “Charge”

He is perhaps the most famous name to fight at the battle of Gettysburg. His leadership on the battlefield has made his name immortal, but…

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Gettysburg Week: What a Way to Spend Retirement

Imagine hitting the age to retire and then deciding to go volunteer for the army. That is what John Burns did. The military rejected him…

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Gettysburg Week: The General (Most of) America Forgot

In the three days leading up to Indpendence Day, 1863, Americans waged the greatest of battles against one another at Gettysburg. So on the 150th…

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Some Abraham Lincoln Stories You Won’t Get from Hollywood

What was Abraham Lincoln doing with 81 bottles of champagne and 14 pounds of raisins? Thankfully he didn’t consume them all himself, but he was…

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A Deadly Trip

Imagine walking all the way from Arkansas to Mexico City. That’s what this expedition attempted to do. When they finally reached their destination, nearly 70%…

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Transforming Florida Forever

It’s hard to imagine the changes that took place in the American southeast during the 16th Century. The Spanish came looking for gold. However, they…

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Of Golden Eggs, Geese, and Backyard Farms

We’ve all heard of the goose that laid the golden eggs. While it would be hard to find such a bird, a goose that raises…

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Where the Delta Meets the Ozarks

Powhatan, Ark., is a once-thriving city, now mostly a ghost town. But its buildings have been restored and the stories of its glory days still…

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America’s Territory with a Remarkable History

The Spanish were the first Europeans to arrive here. Then the French rules the island, followed by the Danes. Finally the Americans purchased it in…

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Posted in American Countryside Caribbean History

Caribbean Education for a Founding Father

Today a high school or college student might take an internship to learn the basics they need for a certain career. That was what Alexander…

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A Founding Father with Island Ties

Historians don’t agree whether this U.S. founding father was born in 1755 or 1757. He never arrived in what is today the United States mainland…

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