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  • Harper's Ferry: A Walk Though History
    Harper's Ferry: A Walk Though History
    Trips to museums can be boring unless you find the right place at the right time. In June, my friends and I took a trip back in time. We went to a place where Thomas Jefferson wrote about and John Brown made his famous stand against slavery.Harper...
  • Etch-A-Sketch is a classic toy.
    Etch-A-Sketch turns fifty-five!
    Toys are a big part of many people’s childhoods. In fact, some toys and games are so beloved that they become infused with pop-culture—that description certainly applies to Etch-A-Sketch, one of the most popular toys ever created which...
  • Almanac 5 July 2015
    Snow flurries, a waterspout, record heat, and heavy rain
    Snow flurries, a waterspout, record heat, and heavy rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 5.1884 - Snow flurries were reported in Negaunee...
  • Liberty Park
    Assassination of President Garfield delays the opening of Liberty Park
    On April 20,1881, MayorFeramorzLittleand the Salt Lake City Councilauthorized thepurchaseof110 acresat the southeast edge of the cityfrom the estate of Brigham Youngfor the purpose of establishingagrandcity park. The purchase price of $27,500 ...
  • Almanac 4 July 2015
    Deadly rip currents, several tornadoes, a shipwreck, and a derecho
    Deadly rip currents, several tornadoes, a shipwreck, and a derecho top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here events that happened on July 4...
  • Almanac 3 July 2015
    A deadly squall, large hail and a waterspout
    A deadly squall, large hail and a waterspout top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 3.1945 - The steel tug, fishing [net boat] Rockaway was sunk...
  • Bobcat kitten in Native American burial ground might be clue to early human-cat relationship
    Bobcat kitten remains found in sacred Native American burial ground
    It often seems like all the great archeological finds, at least, as they pertain to cats, happen elsewhere. Numerous finds in Egypt show how the ancient Egyptians revered cats. The oldest known instance of cats living with humans was found in an...
  • Dice-July4
    Video: California beach-goers don't know why U.S. celebrates July Fourth
    In a video posted to YouTube Wednesday by media analyst Mark Dice, California beach-goers revealed a stunning lack of knowledge regarding the upcoming July Fourth holiday. Some did not know when the Declaration of Independence was signed, who...
  • Almanac 1 July 2015
    Shipwrecks, thunderstorms, large hail, and cold air
    Shipwrecks, thunderstorms, large hail, and cold air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 1.1918 - The wood, bulk freighter Cream City, while in...
  • Stoneleigh Hotel
    Don't miss the last event in the Dallas Historical Society's summer series
    The Dallas Historical Society has taken the concept of brown-bag history lectures at high noon and created, essentially, historical pub crawls by the light of the moon, so to speak, with their "Pour Yourself Into History" series.April&...
  • Jobless
    The Pittsburgh job outlook for 2015: good bad or ugly
    As we move into the third quarter of 2015, there continues to be a heated debate regarding the economy, and more specifically the job market. Has there has been a recovery? Have things flat-lined? Have they actually taken a turn for the worse...
  • Almanac 30 June 2015
    Large Heat, record heat, a burning ship, and snowfall records
    Large Heat, record heat, a burning ship, and snowfall records top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on June 30.1891 - The city of Marquette's...
  • 1913: Seeds of Conflict
    PBS Recalls a Time When Arabs and Jews Lived in Peace in Palestine
    A year before an assassin's bullet set the spark to ignite the First World War, the fuse that would begin yet another conflict was being lit in Palestine. As the documentary 1913: Seeds of Conflict which airs on PBS Tuesday, June 30 observes,...
  • Tunes
    Watsessing Park is a park with a Native American name
    Before the Europeans came to America, Native Americans were the first inhabitants. The Lenni-Lenape were a peaceful people who lived in New Jersey. They were natural problem solvers who were able to solve the disputes within their tribe. A...
  • Almanac 29 June 2015
    A landspout, record cold, flooded basements, and a ship to ship rescue
    A landspout, record cold, flooded basements, and a ship to ship rescue top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on June 29.1864 - The wood schooner 2-mast...
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