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The Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863
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This site presents elements of the battle and its aftermath, including objects ...

This site presents elements of the battle and its aftermath, including objects used by the soldiers, a lesson plan on the men's experiences, a history of the preservation efforts at the battlefield, and a database about Civil War soldiers

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Spanish Treasure Fleets of 1715 and 1733: Disasters Strike at Sea
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discusses Spain's search for gold and silver in the New World (1500s-1700s) ...

discusses Spain's search for gold and silver in the New World (1500s-1700s) and its treasure fleet system, which was intended to protect its treasure-laden ships from being seized by England, France, and the Netherlands. In 1715 and 1733, hurricanes devastated Spain's treasure fleets off the coast of Florida. Today, two of the sunken ships' remains are protected as Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserves.

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Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community
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recounts British efforts to establish Georgia as a utopia in the American ...

recounts British efforts to establish Georgia as a utopia in the American wilderness (1730s) and to fortify the colony against Spanish encroachment, in part through the creation of a fort and military town on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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The Campaign for Vicksburg, 1863
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This guide was written to help you bring to life the human ...

This guide was written to help you bring to life the human struggle that was endured in the Campaign for Vicksburg. The guide can help you bring a complex subject to your students. You and your students will probably come up with new and different ways to see the Park. We hope this guide will give you a few new tools to teach and enlighten your class. After all, the Campaign for Vicksburg was more than generals and maps, it was the common soldier, sailor and civilian who witnessed a lifetime in 47 days. Invite your students to experience those times and see beyond the hills to the people.

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Vicksburg National Military Park
Run for Your Lives! The Johnstown Flood of 1889
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Commemorates the most devastating flood in the U.S. in the 19th century. ...

Commemorates the most devastating flood in the U.S. in the 19th century. On the wet afternoon of 05/31, 1889, the inhabitants Johnston, Pennsylvania, heard a low rumble that grew to a roar like thunder. Some knew immediately what had happened: the South Fork Dam, after a night of heavy rain, had broken. The break sent a 36-foot wall of water rolling at 40 miles per hour toward Johnstown, a town of 30,000 people. More than 2,200 people were killed.

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Back Stairs at Brucemore: Life as Servants in Early 20th Century America
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looks at the role of servants at a 33-acre estate during the ...

looks at the role of servants at a 33-acre estate during the early 1900s. The 21-room mansion was built in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the 1880s with a separate entrance, dining area, and stairs for servants. Servants cleaned house, supervised children, washed laundry, cooked meals, cared for the garden and farm animals, and maintained carriages and cars. Floor plans, photos, and diary excerpts are included.

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Florida Shipwrecks: 300 Years of Maritime History
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This is a travel itinerary featuring 13 historic shipwrecks in waters near ...

This is a travel itinerary featuring 13 historic shipwrecks in waters near Florida, a convergence point for maritime trade routes. Learn about the historical significance of these 13 shipwrecks. See photos and an essay on Florida maritime history.

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Adeline Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story
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This site explores how Adeline Hornbek, single mother of four, defied traditional ...

This site explores how Adeline Hornbek, single mother of four, defied traditional gender roles to become the owner of a successful ranch under the Homestead Act.

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Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz is home to one of the world's most infamous prisons. From ...

Alcatraz is home to one of the world's most infamous prisons. From the 1930s to 1960s, Alcatraz was the premier maximum security prison, housing inmates such as Al Capone and George Machine Gun Kelly. Before the prison was created, the island was home to American Indians. Today, it is one of San Francisco's most prominent tourist attractions.

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Along the Georgia-Florida Coast
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is a travel itinerary of historic sites that help us understand key ...

is a travel itinerary of historic sites that help us understand key developments in America's past: encounters between Europeans and Native Americans, European settlement, plantation agriculture, and African American culture. Learn about more than 50 historic forts, churches, plantations, camps, cemeteries, districts, and monuments.

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The Amana Colonies
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Looks at the historic utopian society established in the 1850s along the ...

Looks at the historic utopian society established in the 1850s along the Iowa River by German-speaking settlers from a religious group known as the Community of True Inspiration. The group, which originated in Himbach, Germany, in 1714, created a communal system of living of seven villages, each with mills, shops, homes, communal kitchens, schools, and churches. This website looks at the group's history, beliefs, buildings, and more.

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American Revolutionary War: Morristown National Historic Park
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describes the mansion and environs where General Washington and his aides were ...

describes the mansion and environs where General Washington and his aides were headquartered for 200 days. It was here in the Ford Mansion that he met with officers, scouts, spies, statesmen, and foreign diplomats. His troops -- the Continental Army of over 10,000 soldiers -- were encamped on the windswept hills and farmland nearby, where they built a log-house city of more than 1,000 structures. Washington had selected this site in Morristown, NJ, for strategic reasons.

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American Southwest
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presents a travel itinerary of 58 historic places across Arizona, Colorado, and ...

presents a travel itinerary of 58 historic places across Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. It includes forts built to protect mail routes and settlers, missions and churches, prehistoric cliff dwellings, trading posts, petroglyphs (from the petrified forest), pit house villages, and Indian villages home to the Anasazi, Sinagua, Zuni, and other Native American tribes.

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An American Success Story: The Pope House of Raleigh, NC
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tells the story of Manassa Pope, the first black man to receive ...

tells the story of Manassa Pope, the first black man to receive a medical license in North Carolina (1886). After practicing medicine and helping establish a drug store and insurance company in Charlotte, Pope moved his family to Raleigh. There he continued his medical practice, built an elegant house (equipped with the latest technologies) located in the best place allowed for a black family in a segregated city. He later ran for mayor.

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American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass
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features items owned by the famous abolitionist, human rights and women's rights ...

features items owned by the famous abolitionist, human rights and women's rights activist, orator, author, journalist, publisher, and social reformer. The site consists of enlargeable images of items in the museum and archival collections at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site at Cedar Hill, Southeast Washington, DC.

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American Visionaries: Thomas Moran
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features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil ...

features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil and watercolor field sketches and paintings captured the grandeur and documented the extraordinary terrain and natural features of the Yellowstone region. His artwork was presented to members of Congress by park proponents and helped inspire Congress to establish the National Park System in 1916.

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America's Space Program: Exploring a New Frontier
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tells the story of America's journey to the moon. The creation of ...

tells the story of America's journey to the moon. The creation of NASA, the Apollo vehicles, and the January 1967 tragedy are part of the story. On July 20, 1969, as the Eagle lunar module approached the moon, it became clear that the computer had chosen an unacceptable landing site -- a boulder-strewn crater. With 114 seconds of fuel left, astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin overrode the computers and manually landed the Eagle.

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