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William Clark on Trees at Later Site of Fort Vancouver, 1805

Many visitors to Fort Vancouver NHS confuse it with Fort Clatsop, the site of Lewis & Clark’s wintering-over of 1805-6. That fort–also a unit of the National Park System–is about ninety miles downriver, just outside present-day Astoria, Oregon, and predates Fort Vancouver by about two decades. 431 more words

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The Toronto Purchase

People have been living around the Great Lakes for some 12,000 years. Reimagining ancient history in the Americas is a recently burgeoning area of study, but understanding ancient North American societies involve still involved some guesswork. 1,895 more words

Immortal memory saluted by Royal Navy on Trafalgar Day

United Kingdom РOn a wet and blustery autumn day, today’s Navy honoured the immortal memory and saluted the men who delivered its most famous victory. 540 more words

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History 1 - Two Heroes

This is the first of a new series on the blog, a set of essays based on my favourite historical moments. I am not a historian, nor do I play one on the net, but I enjoy studying it and reading it, and I hope my readers get something out of these. 3,975 more words

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