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July 3, 1776

July 3, 1776

A storm, the previous day, had broken a spell of humid days. It was mercifully cooler. Although not so much indoors, where the Second Continental Congress was meeting in the…

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Main Street

Main Street

A 200-mile trip might take the average person six or seven hours. I've been known to do it in three days. That's because I always take the alternate route, otherwise…

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Liminal

Liminal

Who better to share observations on the collections inside The Metropolitan Museum than the staff members who know those collections inside and out? They share their thoughts in the museum's…

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A Ticket Into The Past

A Ticket into the Past

February 21, 1804, Penydarren ironworks in South Wales. A steam locomotive pulled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren ironworks, near Merthyr Tydfil, and the world's first steam-powered railway journey in the world…

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