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CIA Codebreaker reveals 147 yr old Civil War Message in VA

The piece of paper with a message for a Confederate leader was rolled up with a white thread and sealed along with a 38 caliber bullet in a glass vial. It remained a mystery for 147 years, until a CIA … Continue reading

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Lincoln Into Art Galley

Artist Wendy Allen has devoted much of her life to capturing the essence of Lincoln. Her portraits are known worldwide, and she helps people understand Lincoln himself through the details in her work. “For me, his face is familiar and … Continue reading

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Mr. Lincoln’s Trail – A Walking Tour

Take a walk with Abraham Lincoln on this self-guided walking tour of Downtown Gettysburg and stop at some lesser-known Lincoln sites such as the Robert Harper House, where the President visited with his Secretary of State, William H. Seward, the … Continue reading

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Museum of Arts & Sciences: New Wing in FL

The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building contains extensive shelving, flat files, furniture racks, and sliding art racks behind glass. There is a large focus on the Museum’s Napoleonic collection, unique to the state of Florida. Ninety percent at least … Continue reading

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Battle of Bristoe in VA

This land endured significant military activity during the Civil War. Soldiers camped here in 1861 and 1862. Federal and Confederate armies clashed here at the Battle of Kettle Run on Aug. 27, 1862 when Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson‘s Confederate forces raided … Continue reading

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The best kept secret in Richmond VA

The large beer community. There are a lot of restaurants in town that have beer dinners and beer tastings. There are also several places that are extensive in their beer lists, like Mekong, Commercial Taphouse, and Capital Ale House. We used … Continue reading

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Soldiers’ National Cemetery

At the site of the Union stronghold during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, the National Cemetery is forever part of U.S. history because of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. As the first such cemetery, it now features several monuments to … Continue reading

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Yale Tours in CT

Those interested in getting a taste of what Yale has to offer, will marvel at these tours aimed at visitors to the area. Guided tours of the University are held Monday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m and Saturday … Continue reading

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The Wild West in FL

Ranching in Florida began long before there were cattle in Texas. Cattle were brought to St. Lucie first in 1591 by Ponce De Leon and by 1600 there were 20,000 head. Some of these cattle escaped which allowed Native Americans … Continue reading

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