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The U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

On June 22, 1942, the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States was formally adopted by U.S. Congress. The pledge is an expression of allegiance to the Flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America. 3,663 more words

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Stonewall pt. 1

As a student of military history and all things Southern, I have long been interested in the lives and careers of the great generals of the region. 602 more words

A rich history in Mt. Washington Valley

One of the greatest things about MWV history is that it can always get weirder – for example, Mount Washington had a secret ski area once! 25 more words

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New Hampshire Statehood

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire ratified the Constitution of the United States and was admitted as the ninth state in the United States.  It is part of the New England region of the northeastern United States. 7,264 more words

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Development of SW Multnomah Boulevard

Editor: This story, written by Lowell Swanson, was first printed in the Multnomah Historical Society’s Winter 2005 newsletter. The story was retrieved for us by Tim Lyman, their Chair, and is printed with his permission.

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Early History

West Virginia Statehood

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state of the United States of America. Located in the Appalachian Mountain range, the state covers an area of 24,229.76 square miles (62,754.8 km²), with 24,077.73 square miles (62,361.0 km²) of land and 152.03 square miles (393.8 km²) of water, making it the 41st largest state in the United States. 6,515 more words

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"Don't Fire Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes"

The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which was peripherally involved in the battle. 6,202 more words

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