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Today in History: Blondin Crosses Niagara 

When we think of high wire artists,¬†Philippe Petit comes vividly to mind, for he gained fame when he walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. But did you know that Petit re-enacted in 1986 the amazing crossing of the Niagara River by Charles Blondin? On June 30, 1859, …

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Today in History: Great Emigration Departs for Oregon 

Do you recall¬†when you were first introduced to the Oregon Trail as a unit of study? Maybe you were in fourth grade and tasked with creating a diorama or model wagon? Or had to assume the character of a pioneer, write a letter, or visit the historic site? The Oregon Trail has long been an …

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Today in History: Robert Louis Stevenson Sets Sail for the South Seas 

I should like to rise and go Where the golden apples grow;- Where below another sky Parrot islands anchored lost, And, watched by cockatoos and goats, Lonely Crusoes building boats.. -- Robert Louis Stevenson, "Travel" A Child's Garden of Verses       High seas, adventure, pirates, desert islands come to mind, but so do …

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