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The Phoenix Shot Tower

When the Phoenix Shot Tower was constructed in 1828, it was the tallest building in the nation.  It still stands today…and many residents of this…

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The Tallest Building In America (in 1828)

It was the tallest building in the country in 1828…a skyscraper of its day.  We’ll go there and take a look at what helped make…

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One of the Youngest to Sign the Declaration of Independence

He was one of the youngest men to the sign the Declaration of Independence.  He was also the first to die from natural causes after…

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A Man Named Thomas Stone

When you think of the men behind the Declaration of Indpendence you don’t think of people like Thomas Stone.  However, one could argue it is…

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Volunteers Helping Others in Tragedies

Today we see these volunteers helping others around the world after natural disasters and other tragedies.  It all began with one woman who left her…

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One of the Most Recognized Organizations

Today it is one of the most recognized organizations helping those in need…and its story began with one women helping the soldiers of the Civil…

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The Sailing Capitol of the United States

It is known as the sailing capitol of the United States. It also happens to be a state capitol, a former national capitol and home…

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Five Places to Find Columbus in the New World Today

In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two, Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. And ever since, people have been building monuments to him. In fact, one Internet…

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Charles Carroll

Of those who signed the Declaration of Independence, this man was the only one to sign more than just his name. He had plenty of…

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Annapolis, Maryland

It is known as the sailing capitol of the United States. It also happens to be a state capitol, a former national capitol and home…

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Catoctin Mountain Park (Part 2)

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Catoctin Mountain Park (Part 1)

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Antietam Battle

Even by today’s standards, the cost of this battle was staggering. It was a 12 hour conflict that saw a man killed every second; that’s…

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Chad Hymas: From Salt Lake to Las Vegas

You can make a quick drive from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas or an even shorter flight if you hop on a plane. Chad…

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Antietam Battle’s Blood Lane

The fields were filled with ears of corn nearing harvest during September, but the kernels would never be shelled. In fact, it was these fields…

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Knowing Someone Else’s Battle Plan

Imagine going into a battle and having the enemy’s plan of attach in your hands. It sounds like it would not be a fair fight,…

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Battle at Antietam

You may have heard stories of family members fighting against one another during the Civil War. At this famous battlefield, it was the teacher who…

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