| Feb 20, 2011
In school, I was taught that George Washington could not tell a lie, but I never knew that he owned more than 300 slaves.
I learned that lesson in December, when I visited the new President's House and its exhibit, "Freedom and Slavery in Making a New...
| Feb 20, 2011
| 8:40 AM
THE BEST WAY TO PHILADELPHIA
WHAT TO DO
President's House, 314-321 Market St., http://www.nps.gov/inde/historyculture/the-presidents-house.htm.
Liberty Bell Center, 501 Market St., .
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St.; (877) 444-6777, http://www....
| Mar 25, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Some of the best April Fools' pranks of all time have been food-related: the BBC's report on the Swiss spaghetti harvest in the 1950s; the left-handed Whopper from Burger King; Taco Bell's purchase of the Liberty Bell.
In that spirit, we turned to Homaro...
| Dec 4, 2010
Sacramento Metro District Firefighters are investigating a fatal mobile home fire in North Higlands.
Just before 6 p.m. dispatch received a call about a mobile home on fire in the 4800 block of Liberty Bell Lane.
When firefighters arrived, they say...
| Jan 18, 2011
Wendell "Bud" Hurlbut, who helped turn Knott's Berry Farm into a modern amusement park by designing and building two of its signature attractions, the Calico Mine Ride and the Timber Mountain Log Ride, has died. He was 92.
Hurlbut died Jan. 5 at his home...
| Feb 23, 2012
New Presbyterian Church will hold a Faith & Freedom Weekend, March 2-4 at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13th Ave. Featured will be eleven seminars, a Liberty Bell replica display, and costumed performers reprising the Founding Fathers.
| Jul 3, 2011
Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you.
New York, Florida, California, Nevada...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 5:02 AM
Reporting from Philadelphia --
The movies' Rocky Balboa may be Philadelphia's most celebrated fighter, but this city's greatest rivalry is between two South Philly cheese-steak joints that may rival the Liberty Bell for iconic status: Pat's and Geno's....
| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Aug 5, 2011
The largest of three Lehigh Valley cities, Allentown sits 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. It was founded in 1762 by William Allen, a former mayor of Philadelphia. The city is known for its award-winning parks system, The...
| Aug 5, 2011
Every town and city or populated area has its own special identity. Many times it is defined by geography or history — a river, perhaps, or certain architecture from a specific time period. A region's character can become further defined by the arts...