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Moments in History: Gateway Arch National Park – Old Courthouse

Towering over St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Arch beckons you for miles before you even reach the city.  The massive arch appears before you even cross the river from Illinois into the state of Missouri.  This monument to westward expansion once belonged to Jefferson Expansion National Park; however, about 3 months ago, the name of… Continue reading Moments in History: Gateway Arch National Park – Old Courthouse

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Moments in History: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

We’d explored the site of the 1996 Olympics and learned about the World of Coca-Cola, but before we could leave Atlanta, we needed to take in a little history.  With that in mind, we headed off to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site to learn about Civil Rights.  I wasn’t sure how much… Continue reading Moments in History: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Moments in History: Brown vs. Board of Education

When M was touring the Capitol dome, he learned that we were just a couple of blocks from Monroe Elementary School, the site of the segregation battle made famous by the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case.  I'm not looking to give you a history lesson here, but basically it resulted in the… Continue reading Moments in History: Brown vs. Board of Education

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Moments in History: Scotts Bluff National Monument

Chimney Rock is a part of Scotts Bluff National Monument.  Scotts Bluff is another landmark of the Oregon Trail, and is a must stop for history buffs and people who are interested in the settlement of the West.  Or people who have played Oregon Trail... We started our trip at Scotts Bluff by picking up… Continue reading Moments in History: Scotts Bluff National Monument

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Moments in History: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Driving the Needles Highway was a great way to get even more excited to see Mount Rushmore.  If that was even necessary.  This monument was something none of us had seen in person, and everyone was ready for an adventure. After some pictures from the Grand Concourse and along the Avenue of the Flags, we… Continue reading Moments in History: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Moments in History: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

The next stop on tour of South Dakota was the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. The site is actually two sites, one being the visitors center, and the other the actual site of the missile silo. First up was the visitors center.  If you are interested, you can sign up for a tour inside a… Continue reading Moments in History: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site