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Great American Cities – Austin Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

After visiting New Orleans, our journey to the many great American cities heads even further south. This time, we’re going to a place famous for BBQ, music, and being weird – Austin. Name – The city is named after Stephen F. Austin, who is known as the “Father of Texas.” He was an empresario (someone granted…

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Great American Cities – Denver Posted by on Oct 12, 2016

After exploring the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, Portland, and Bend, we’re headed to the Rocky Mountains and the great city of Denver. Name – The city’s name was chosen at the time to honor the governor of the Kansas Territory where it was located. His name was James W. Denver. The founder of Denver hoped…

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Great American Cities – Seattle Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

It’s been a few months since our last post in the “Great American Cities” series, but today we’re bringing it back by heading to the home of grunge music and Starbucks – Seattle. Name – Seattle is one of the only major cities in the US to be named after a Native American chief. He…

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The 4th of July Posted by on Jul 4, 2016

Today is a very important holiday in the United States. On the 4th of July, the country celebrates its Independence Day. All across the country, Americans enjoy time off from work for the holiday. On these days off, people like to spend time with friends and family doing a variety of activities. Learning about the…

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East Coast Road Trip Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

20 Great American Cities (Part One)

For the past year or so, we’ve been covering “Great American Cities” all over the country. We’ll continue the series next month, but today we’re going to take a road trip. Going on a road trip is a big part of American culture, and what better time to do it than in the warm summer…

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Who is Uncle Sam? Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

Uncle Sam is an American national symbol of patriotism as well as the personification* of the American Government (Uncle Sam’s initials are U.S. –  just like United States).  The legend of Uncle Sam began back in the 1800’s during the US Was of 1812.  This patriotic symbol of the government is supposedly based on a…

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