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James Garfield Memorial – my 6th cousin

The only thing I knew about James Garfield was he was once U.S. president. I would have struggled to write a fifth-grade report on him But coming across Garfield’s memorial on the U.S. Capitol grounds intrigued me into learning more. … Continue reading

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Smithsonian’s Souvenir Nation reveals our personalities

What is it about picking up a shell along the beach far from home? Taking a pine cone from a forest, making one of those pressed pennies from a tourist site? The Smithsonian Museum of American History’s newest exhibition – … Continue reading

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