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Saddle Up for a Trip Through History
July 28, 2011
Saddle Up for a Trip Through History
What more motivation to get on your bike do you need than combining history with exercise? Through 2015 there will be seemingly countless Civil War-or...
What Took Place This Week in History?
July 26, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From a groundbreaking diplomatic breakthrough to creation of the first official U.S. motto, some of the most important events from this week in histor...
Take a Music Trip Through Stonewall Country
July 25, 2011
Take a Music Trip Through Stonewall Country
Sometimes the most unlikely subjects make their way into a songwriter's head. In 1984, Robin and Linda Williams (of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley) crea...
Let's Relish National Hot Dog Day
July 21, 2011
Let's Relish National Hot Dog Day
This month Americans honor one of America's most iconic foods—the hot dog. The ballpark staple has become a national symbol of sorts, taking us...
What took place this week in history?
July 19, 2011
What took place this week in history?
From the first printing of paper currency in the U.S. to mankind's first steps on the moon, some of the most important events from this week in histor...
Manassas Set to Commemorate and Reenact Civil War's First Land Battle
July 18, 2011
Manassas Set to Commemorate and Reenact Civil War's First Land Battle
On July 16, 1861, untried Union forces left Washington, D.C., to confront an equally green Confederate army at Bull Run Creek near Centreville, Va., i...
Murder in the Gilded Age
July 14, 2011
Murder in the Gilded Age
Who knew murder could be so much fun? It was one of the era's most baffling mysteries: Boys swimming in New York's East River find a headless (and bot...
What Took Place This Week in History?
July 12, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From the placing of the capital city to an honor of distinction to child-rearing advice, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
Journey Through Hallowed Ground
July 11, 2011
Journey Through Hallowed Ground
  Some of the Civil War's pivotal battles were fought within a couple of hours' drive from the nation's capital....
Ride the Trail While You're
July 10, 2011
Ride the Trail While You're
Summertime drive time can get to be a long haul, especially if you're crossing the wide-open plains. Why not invite some Old West trail-riders to tag ...
What Took Place This Week in History?
July 05, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From a big dig to big dollars to reporting on big dollars, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
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