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Jan 31, 2023

Rosalynn Smith Carter was our thirty-ninth First Lady, wife of former President Jimmy Carter. Growing up in poverty as the daughter of a farmer and a dressmaker, she entered the political sphere when her Naval officer husband got elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1962. She has been involved in politics and...

Jan 30, 2023

The Bodie Island lighthouse is an important historical landmark in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina. It is actually the third lighthouse to sit on that island, and has recently undergone extensive restoration work to make it safe for the public to visit. This is its story.

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Jan 28, 2023

Do you know about Bodie? It is one of the best-preserved examples of the original Old West in the United States. Here’s what you need to know about Bodie.

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Jan 27, 2023

Samuel Chase was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Yet, it was not signing that important document that made him famous to history. It was his later career as a US Supreme Court justice. As the only Supreme Court justice to ever be impeached (so far–and he was acquitted in the Senate), his position on...

Jan 26, 2023

Charles Carroll of Carrollton is one of the lesser known signers of the Declaration of Independence. He is best remembered for adding “of Carrollton” after his name on the Declaration, but was well known for other things at the time. In addition to being a passionate supporter of the cause of independence for the...