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There was a copy of the Athenaeum Portrait above the blackboard in one of the classrooms at Irving Junior High in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is the famous unfinished painting of George Washington by the artist Gilbert Stuart. The copy of … Continue reading

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Who Was Benjamin Banneker?

Benjamin Banneker was an anomaly of the place and times of his life.  He gained some measure of acclaim as an astronomer, author, inventor, mathematician, naturalist, surveyor, and farmer. Banneker was born on November 9, 1731 in Baltimore County, Maryland … Continue reading

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George Washington And St. Patrick’s Day

Many of us make merry each year on Saint Patrick’s Day, not realizing why the occasion is celebrated in the United States on such a scale.  Why are the Irish favored with their own holiday more than any of other … Continue reading

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