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A Journey of 4.5 Million Miles Began with 120 Feet

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, 6th-5th c. BC Or, a journey of more than 4.5 million miles through space in 2002 began with a flight of 120 feet on the … Continue reading






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Dunbar site reviewed in Journal of American History

We learned via social media today that a review of the Paul Laurence Dunbar section of the Special Collections & Archives web site has been published in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of American History, in the Digital History Reviews section. … Continue reading






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Thanksgiving at Base Hospital No. 18, Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, 1918

On Thursday, November 28, 1918, Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, and there was much to be thankful for indeed. Men and women in many other nations were probably feeling quite thankful around that time as well! The armistice, signed two weeks earlier on November 11, … Continue reading






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