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National Gallery of Art

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in The Arts | Comments Off on National Gallery of Art

It’s impressive what one man with a vision – and lots and lots of money – can accomplish. Andrew W. Mellon loved art,...

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Hoover Dam

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Americana, Featured | Comments Off on Hoover Dam

I should have written this dam article a long time ago. It’s one of the best dam feats of engineering in American history, which you...

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Food: Nathan’s Famous

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Food | 1 comment

Nathan Handwerker made his way from Poland to Brooklyn in 1912, and soon found a job at the popular Coney Island called Feltman’s...

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Person: Harry Truman

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in People | 1 comment

Again, I tread lightly when selecting a person from the political realm. But as with Ronald Reagan, I admire Harry Truman for the kind of...

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Americana: The Lost Colony

Posted by on Jun 7, 2010 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The Lost Colony

The people of Roanoke Island, part of the Outer Banks on North Carolina’s coast, were looking for the proper way to celebrate the...

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Americana: Air Force One

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Air Force One

Technically, any Air Force airplane transporting the President of the United States is designated as Air Force One. For our purposes,...

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