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  • Maryland seeks historic status for Fort Carroll

    Maryland seeks historic status for Fort Carroll
    When she thinks of Fort Carroll, the abandoned 19th-century military installation in the Patapsco River, Beverly Eisenberg thinks of her grandfather — and of duckpin bowling balls. She visited the six-sided artificial island as a little girl, just...
  • It's A Gray Area: Consider the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt

    Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
  • The Great White Fleet comes to Hampton Roads

     The Great White Fleet comes to Hampton Roads
    In the long, often spectacular history of Hampton Roads, few sights can match the epic scene that unfolded in the waters off Old Point Comfort in early December 1907. Trailing long vees of white water and giant plumes of black smoke, battleship after...
  • A window into artist Grant Wood

    A window into artist Grant Wood
    Before “American Gothic” and his other paintings, artist Grant Wood left his mark at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wood, who grew up in Cedar Rapids, designed a 24-foot stained-glass window for the memorial, which was...
  • 19th-century cannon gets second life in Montgomery

    19th-century cannon gets second life in Montgomery
    In 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago’s western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th-century cannon at Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery. The 17-year-old touched up the old...
  • Forgetting Black History

     
    With Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...
  • How the Fourth became a day of celebration, not carnage

    How the Fourth became a day of celebration, not carnage
    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || ||   || ++++++++++++++++++++ Among the victims of 1902's Fourth of July were:    * Miss M. Postlewait, who was hurt by a flying iron bolt while she was riding a streetcar at North Avenue and Wells Street. The bolt was...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Savannah, Georgia

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Savannah, Georgia
    Savannah, Georgia is synonymous with Southern charm in the minds of many –maybe because of the city’s gardens, squares, historic mansions, Southern cooking, and cordial welcome to travelers. The city’s beauty may have actually saved it...
  • Tampa

    Since the earliest Spanish explorers swashbuckled ashore in the 1500s, Tampa Bay has been a landmark for visitors. Busch Gardens is one of the state's most exciting theme parks, the city's aquarium ranks with the nation's best, and the New York Yankees...