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Unexpected history in a South Carolina town

In November 1861, only seven months into the Civil War, Union gunboats captured the sea islands around Port Royal Sound in South Carolina, including the city of Beaufort. The area remained in Union control through the war and the city … Continue reading

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Boston favorites

I just returned from Boston and once again enjoyed walking miles through the neighborhoods. It is truly one of America’s great walkable cities. I took a guided walking tour of historic Beacon Hill and no surprise, ended up on the … Continue reading

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Happy Patriot’s Day

Quick test: Why is today, April 19, important in American history? If you live in Massachusetts or Maine, you had better know the answer. Today is the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first official fighting in … Continue reading

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