Veterans Day History

Perhaps you have Veterans Day off and are thinking how great it is to have a 3 day weekend. You might even have a local celebration or parade that you can attend to honor your local veterans, but do you…
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Halloween History

Yes kids, you get to have Halloween this year! The last two Octobers have been rough on the northeast. Two years ago we had a huge snow storm and last year we were hit by Superstorm Sandy. In both cases…

The Origins of the Swiss Army Knife

A red handle, a small white cross, a blade or two, and fold-out tools for the job — a Swiss Army Knife is an icon of utility and smart design recognizable the world over. Invented in the 1880s, and today…

History Lesson On The Appalachian Trail

If you’re looking for a history lesson on the Appalachian Trail, I have just the section for you! The journey begins in picturesque Harpers Ferry, WV. This tiny little is town is perched on the point where the Potomac and…
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