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Undaunted by Failure

  LEON L. BEAN Oct. 13, 1872 Feb. 5, 1967 BERTHA D. PORTER WIFE OF LEON L. BEAN 1865 — 1939 A few years ago I had a business trip to Freeport, Maine, the home and headquarters of the L. … Continue reading

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The Persistent Myth of Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose, When she wanted to wander, Would ride through the air On a very fine gander. Jack rode to his mother, The news for to tell; She called him a good boy And said it was well. Then … Continue reading

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He had more than 15 minutes

The largest museum in the United States dedicated to one artist—seven floors in Pittsburgh—houses a large collection of artwork by famed pop artist Andy Warhol. The museum, located in an 88,000-square-foot building downtown contains 900 paintings, 77 sculptures, nearly 2,000 … Continue reading

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General Stonewall Jackson and His Arm

In the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, formerly known as the Presbyterian Cemetery, in Lexington, Virginia, stands the commanding bronze statue of Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, sculpted by famed Richmond, Virginia, artist Edward Virginius Valentine (November 12, 1838 – October 19, … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Death

CHARLES ADOLPH SCHIEREN BORN FEBRUARY 28, 1842  DIED MARCH 10, 1915 MARIE LOUISE SCHIEREN BORN AUGUST 5, 1840  DIED MARCH 11, 1915 IN THEIR LIVES THEY WERE LOVELY AND IN THEIR DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED   Most people are … Continue reading

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A Scottish Immigrant and the Declaration of Independence

Today it is right and proper to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the day Americans toast as our country’s birthday. James Wilson was one of the Pennsylvania delegation members and was a signer, though, he did not … Continue reading

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Angel of Charity

JOHN HUDSON HALL BORN OCTOBER XV, M-D-C-C-C-XXXVIII DIED MARCH III, M-D-CCC-LXXXXI John Hudson Hall (October 15, 1828-March 3, 1891) was a successful paper manufacturer in the mid-to-late 19th Century.  He was also a patron of the arts.  Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the … Continue reading

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