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Visiting historic Pulaski, Tennessee

Yesterday while driving around in the middle of nowhere Tennessee, I noticed I was close to the small town of Pulaski. Even though the town is only about 30 minutes from my home, I hadn’t visited it in over 30 years. The only time I remember going through Pulaski was on a family trip in […]

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Plaque marking the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan

Bolted into the side of a nondescript white brick building with red trim in the small town of Pulaski, TN, one block away from an exquisitely beautiful courthouse, is an aged bronze plaque. A modern sign on the door advertises a law firm within the small structure. But this building holds a secret: it was […]

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Visiting historic Pulaski, Tennessee

Yesterday while driving around in the middle of nowhere Tennessee, I noticed I was close to the small town of Pulaski. Even though the town is only about 30 minutes from my home, I hadn’t visited it in over 30 years. The only time I remember going through Pulaski was on a family trip in […]

Geoglyphs on deforested land at the Fazenda Colorada site in the Amazon rainforest, Rio Branco area, Acre. Site dated c. AD 1283. Photo from Wikipedia Commons.

Geoglyphs in the Amazon

Researchers long thought that the cultural history of the Amazon rainforest region only featured small bands of hunters and gatherers, much like today’s indigenous cultures. Archaeological research is now showing something quite different: Dr. Jose Iriarte of Exeter University, UK tells BBC News, “While some researchers think that Amazonia was inhabited by small bands of […]

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pulaski tennessee courthouse

Visiting historic Pulaski, Tennessee

Yesterday while driving around in the middle of nowhere Tennessee, I noticed I was close to the small town of Pulaski. Even though the town is only about 30 minutes from my home, I hadn’t visited it in over 30 years. The only time I remember going through Pulaski was on a family trip in […]

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Selma 50th Anniversary Events

I will admit that until a decade ago, I really didn’t know much about the Civil Rights movement. That probably sounds weird because I grew up in Alabama, the state that played center stage in many of the pivotal events in the movement. But I was from the North and my parents were from the […]

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Shiloh National Military Park

“I saw an open field in our possession the second day, so covered with dead that it would have been possible to walk across the clearing in any direction, stepping on dead bodies without a foot touching the ground.” ~ Gen. U.S. Grant on the losses at Shiloh, Tennessee in April, 1862 On an overcast […]

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The Baynard Mausoleum, built in 1846, is the oldest intact structure on the Hilton Head Island. Photo from Wikipedia Commons.

Bus Tours on Hilton Head Island for History Day

This sounds like a lot of fun if you’re around the South Carolina coastal island of Hilton Head on March 28. According to an article about the event, More than a dozen sites on Hilton Head Island will be accessible by guided tour bus on March 28 for History Day, presented by the Coastal Discovery […]

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Cherokee Heritage Festival

Here’s an announcement about a great festival about Cherokee heritage. Looks like a great festival! It’s in Hayesville, NC on October 20. The Cherokee Homestead Exhibit will be the site of the Cherokee Heritage Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10am – 3pm. The Exhibit is located next to the Clay County Historical & […]

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Mikwaukee Archaeology Fair March 9-10

Take a step back in time at the Milwaukee Archaeology Fair March 9-10. There’s a huge list of speakers and activities lined up that are appropriate for kids in grades 4-12. Some of the items one the agenda include: Celebrate a Roman Holiday! Make your own Argei (and find out what they are) 14th Roman […]

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