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The Home of a Founding Father

Perhaps you’ve visited places like Mt. Vernon and Monticello, homes of founding fathers Washington and Jefferson.  If you travel to Katonah, New York you’ll find…

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A Witness to History

Imagine being pregnant, enduring a shipwreck, being away from your home for several years, and then, being present to see the signing of a treaty…

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The First Supreme Court Chief Justice

Who was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?  It was a position this man coveted, until he actually got the job… SharePrintEmail

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The Forgotten Founding Father

Some have called him the forgotten founding father.  Have you too forgotten about the man who was president before George Washington?  We dig into our…

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The Elephant Hotel

When you run across a building named the “Elephant Hotel,” well, there’s probably going to be an interesting story behind the place.  That is the…

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A Time Before Zoos and Circuses

Just about everyone one of us has visited a zoo and seen a circus.  Now let me take you to a time when neither existed. …

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The Elephant That Changed the Course of American History

  It all began with a man who wanted to farm, not with a team of horses or mules, but rather with an elephant.  And…

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The Trio Who Saved the Nation and a President

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart or David Williams.  Yet, each has a county in Ohio named after…

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The Simple Rules of Being a Spy

If you’re going to be a spy, it’s best to not be carrying incriminating evidence.  So when this man took off his boots and secret…

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Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

If you are a soldier in battle, you usually don’t want to be trapped behind enemy lines.  Yet that is exactly what had happened to…

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Known By the Friends Kept

There is a cliché that says, “We are known by the friends we keep.”  One of the friends of this couple was up to no…

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Heroes, Love, and Espionage

It’s a story that involves war heroes, love and espionage.  It may sound like a novel, but it was real life and the outcome changed…

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An American War Hero

Today I’ll introduce you to an American war hero – a man who had a great hand in this country’s independence.  However, you’ll probably be…

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A Story Fitting for Halloween

It’s a story fitting of Halloween.  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the headless horseman.  Today we go to the location where the tale was…

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Sleepy Hollow

Mention the name Sleepy Hollow and our minds quickly jump to tales of a headless horseman.  It’s quite a tale but some of the pieces…

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Children Playing In Graveyards

You don’t think of a graveyard as a place where children would play.  But here that was the case, and because of who was playing…

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The World’s Oldest Pet Cemetery

Ed Martin Jr. has helped bury dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs and he’s even heard of a lion cub on the grounds.  It’s just part…

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A Funeral Parlor Like None Other

Walk into this funeral parlor and it may look like others you’ve seen.  But soon you’ll notice some difference that set it apart from probably…

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British or Revolutionary?

Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran…there are many labels that may be placed on churches.  However, during the early years of this church,http://www.nepatriotsjerseys.com the label was either…

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St. Paul’s Church

Just outside of New York City proper,http://www.cheapfalconsjerseyssale.com yet well within the urban corridor, there sits a church in the suburb of Mt. Vernon, New York. …

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