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History

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  • Colchester Land Trust hosts history walk

    It is not every day that a Boy Scout from Florida studying history in middle school can meet a direct descendant of Miles Standish on a history tour; but that is exactly what happened on Sunday, July 6, when Joshua O'Rourke met Art Standish during the...
  • Stanford's Anderson Collection museum to feature trove of couple's art

     Stanford's Anderson Collection museum to feature trove of couple's art
    Along a shady road here, you can glimpse large estates behind gates and hedges bought with fortunes earned in Silicon Valley. Then you come to the driveway of a ranch house that stands pretty much as it was when built in the 1960s by Harry and Mary...
  • Middletown Dig Aims to Discover Details of Historic Beman Triangle

     Middletown Dig Aims to Discover Details of Historic Beman Triangle
    MIDDLETOWN - Behind a series of seemingly ordinary houses, six volunteers crouched in knee-deep holes with small shovels in an attempt to uncover the past. The volunteers are part of an archaeological dig coordinated by Wesleyan University and the Cross...
  • Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ends, but his victories continue

    Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ends, but his victories continue
    The popular song wafted across Dodger Stadium and cut through the early-evening shadows, its words clearing the path for the bearded wonder on the pitching mound. "Tonight — we are young — so let's set the world on fire — we can burn...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: The shrinking role of religion in modern America

    Surveying the response to last month's Hobby Lobby decision, I was struck by a comment from progressive Massachusetts senator and possible Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Speaking about the ruling, Warren remarked: "I cannot believe...
  • Lehigh Valley tugboat is linked to only WWI attack on U.S. soil

    It was July 21, 1918 and World War I was in its final year. The Perth Amboy, a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., and four barges were traveling off the coast of Cape Cod when a German submarine surfaced. The U-boat attacked the...
  • Plantation students win National History Day contest

    AJ Kolondra and Kishan Patel came across a sign marking the wade-ins on Fort Lauderdale beach in 1961. The students at American Heritage School in Plantation were inspired and made it the topic for their National History Day project. "It was a different...
  • INSIDE SLANT

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - San Diego Chargers - INSIDE SLANT Chargers' forecast: Sunny, chance of success As the San Diego Chargers prepare for their first training camp workout on July 24, they hope to sustain and improve the momentum they...
  • Naper Settlement selects new leader

    Naper Settlement selects new leader
    Naper Settlement's new leader will be a longtime Naperville resident with legal and management experience, museum officials announced today. The boards of the Naperville Heritage Society and Naper Settlement chose Macarena (Rena) Tamayo-Calabrese from...
  • In Brazil, reality sets in day after debacle

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil The sun came up over this hilly, dejected city Wednesday morning, and 200 million Brazilians across the nation awoke to the realization that, no, what happened at Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday night was not just a horrible nightmare....
  • Donte Greene scores 17 points in Nets' Summer League loss

    Donte Greene scores 17 points in Nets' Summer League loss
    NBA Donte Greene scores 17 points in Nets' Summer League loss Donte Greene (Towson Catholic) scored 17 points and DuJuan Summers (McDonogh) added five for the Brooklyn Nets in a 92-86 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Orlando Summer League....