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The Manhattan Well: A Haunted History

On January 2, 1800, the body of a young woman named Gulielma Sands was found in a well in New York that had been developed by Aaron Burr’s Manhattan Company.   1,321 more words

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First Impressions: Hamilton at the Public

On Wednesday, January 21, I had the opportunity to watch the second showing of Hamilton at the Public Theater.   Alternately hilarious and tragic, the show took a rapt audience on an emotional roller coaster ride through Hamilton’s life.   437 more words

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American Emperor

Title:                      American Emperor

Author:                  David 0. Stewart

Stewart, David O. (2011). American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. New York: Simon & Schuster… 1,048 more words


Surname Saturday: Reeve (and America's first law school)

This English surname is occupational, an official one for a steward or bailiff.  According to House of Names, the name can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain, and one that was given to the member of a family who “worked as a local representative of a lord.”  The surname is derived from the Middle English word “reeve” which was derived from an Old English word, “(ge)refa”. 899 more words

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Save the Date: Happy Birthday Hamilton 2015 Events!

The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society is putting on its annual program of Hamilton events in New York City on January 9-11, 2015.  The flyer with a description of all the events is available… 368 more words

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