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Due To Weather Lunch With The History People Rescheduled For Friday April 19

Due to the impending storm, the St. Louis County Historical Society is cancelling the “Lunch the History People” presentation scheduled from noon to 1 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot).

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Description Of Hippies In Middle School Textbook Hits Too Close To Home For Some

Apparently a lot of aging hippies are looking to re-write history and gloss over the late 1960's and early 1970's;  An eighth-grade history textbook being used in Louisiana is getting slammed by the mainstream press for it's description of what hippies were - aimed at children who weren't even alive to see the 1990's - yet alone the heady-days of the '60.s

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(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Could Your Rummage Sale Find Net You Millions, Free Antique Appraisal Coming

You never know if you are sitting on the next million dollar find. Sometimes what you paid 50 cents at a bargain sale might bring in that huge payday. Visit the Depot for a free ANTIQUE APPRAISAL – sponsored by St. Louis County Historical Society. Here's how:

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91st Annual Meeting at St. Louis Historical Society Has Speaker Larry Goodwin CSS

St. Louis County Historical Society invites you to help celebrate its 91st Annual Meeting of the Membership, with featured speaker Larry Goodwin, President of the College of St. Scholastica.

Goodwin will present “For the Love of Learning”, an overview of the growth and changes in the college over the past hundred years, including the impact of technology on higher education, and how the history of the college connects with Duluth and St

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(Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
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6 Things That No Longer Exist In Our Lives

Talking with my friend Cathy this morning and we started to mention how things are changing and how things are disappearing. It's rumored that book stores will be a thing of the past, in most cases they already are.

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A Look Back At The Great Hurricane of 1938 [VIDEO]

Like most of us, I too am concerned about Hurricane Sandy, and the devastation going on in the Northeast. I always sleep with the radio on, and as I drifted in and out of sleep last night, I marveled at today's technology, for the information I was receiving was up to the second.

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This Day in History for October 5 – PBS Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1921 – The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time (More info)

1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios (More info)

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What’s the Real Story Behind the Popular Soft Drink Coca-Cola?

Nothing could be more American than sitting down with your friends, in a restaurant or during the big game, and enjoying a great big glass of Coca-Cola, right? Coca-Cola means Santa Claus, family outings and summertime fun… in other words, pure Americana.

So, what does Coca-Cola have to do with America’s war on drugs?

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epicharmus, Flickr
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This Day in History for November 16 – Federal Reserve Bank Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1907 – Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state (More info)

1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens (More info)

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You…50 Years Later

50 years ago today — Jan. 20, 1961 — JFK delivered his famous “Ask What You Can Do For Your Country” inaugural speech, no doubt one of the most famous inaugural addresses in U.S. history. Here is the video of the whole speech, I love the top hats, you don't see that anymore!

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