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The Last Words of John Wilkes Booth

by Philip Jett “Did Jett Betray Me?” Many years before Ancestry.com, my uncle researched the genealogical history of the Jett family and discovered some were Virginian colonists of English descent. My father, however, did not share his brother’s inquisitiveness. “Just

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Log Cabin History: The Secrets of Making a Home

The making of home

by Judith Flanders Log Cabin History In 1857, the 250th anniversary celebrations of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, were announced to have been held exactly on the spot where ‘the first log-cabin was

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President Lincoln’s Hand-Written and Noted Inaugural Addresses

By Callie Oettinger President Lincoln’s Hand-Written March 4, 1861 Inaugural Address (click on image below to view, credit: Library of Congress) President Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address (click on image below to view, credit: Library of Congress) President Lincoln’s Hand-Written March

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