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Culture Clashes in Alaska: Then and Now

Controversy has erupted over President Obama’s plans to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley, which Congress named after U.S. president William McKinley in 1917, to Denali, the Athabascan word meaning “the high one.” Alaska  has long been a mix of cultures, sometimes leading … Continue reading

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Fencing for Back to School? Then and Now.

Back to school is on the minds of many right now. No doubt parents are watching their kids get back into the groove of studying math, English, science, social studies, and other subjects. What about fencing? Though not a typical … Continue reading

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What gift did John Quincy Adams give America on Dec. 24? Peace on Earth

Exactly 200 years ago on Dec. 24, 1814, John Quincy Adams gave Americans the best Christmas gift he could possibly give to a nation at war: a peace treaty. “I consider the day on which I signed it as the happiest … Continue reading

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iPhone 6–John Quincy Adams needed one 200 years ago today

Among the many attractive features of the new iPhone 6 is its speed. Some have touted it as “insanely faster” than the iPhone 5. Two hundred years ago today, on Oct. 7, 1814, John Quincy Adams could have used an iPhone … Continue reading

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