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A historic photo of the Idaho Penitentiary's administrative building. Photo courtesy of the Idaho State Historical Society When its cell doors opened in 1872, the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary began its...
Helen Blake holds a butterfly at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Photo courtesy of Molly Blake I make an annual pilgrimage to see friends and family over the summer. Part of...
Welcome to the Muscarelle. Photo courtesy of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Virginia Williamsburg, Virginia, has long been a tourist attraction due...
The Margaret Mitchell House, where the author wrote Gone With the Wind. Photo courtesy of the Atlanta History Center On July 4, 1925, Margaret Mitchell and her new husband John...
(The back of) Kiki Lapan, taking a tour at the Alamo. Photo courtesy of the Lapans Did you know that the Alamo stands for freedom even though all those brave...
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music lights up McLemore Avenue in Memphis. Photo courtesy of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, Tennessee In 1957, Tennessee banker Jim...
Western Kentucky University. Henry Clay Presentation Quilt c. 1850. 83 x 102¼. Attributed to Clay’s wife, Lucretia Hart Clay. Lender: Western Kentucky University Over the years, quilts have come to...
Alamo by flickr user johnkoestier Almost everyone has heard the words “Remember the Alamo,” but do you know the story behind them? Today, "the Alamo" can refer to both a...
Edouard Duval-Carrié . Le General Toussaint Enfumé (General Toussaint Wreathed in Smoke) , 2003. Collection of Mireille Chancey Gonzalez It may be a debilitatingly hot, humid summer in New York...
One of the author's daughters experiments with an air tube at the DuPage Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of Molly Blake During the school months, every weekday morning is the same...

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