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Patriot Day

Each year since 2002, Patriot Day has been observed in the United States on September 11. The day is designated in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93, on September 11, 2001. Following the terrorist attacks, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House […]

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815-October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and a leading figure of the early women’s rights movement. She was born in Johnstown, New York and was married to Henry Brewster Stanton about 1843. Before Stanton narrowed her political focus almost  exclusively  to women’s   rights, she was an active […]

Presidential Cabinet

As the first President of the United States, George Washington wisely realized that his actions  would set a precedent for the presidents who would follow him. Washington wished to be a President above politics, sectionalism, and controversy. He avoided all direct personal support or involvement in congressional legislation and limited his messages to Congress to […]

First Lady Leader

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson “the first woman to run the government”—-so legend has labeled a First Lady whose role gained unusual significance when her husband suffered a prolonged and disabling illness. A descendant of Virginia aristocracy, she was born in Wytheville in 1872, seventh  of eleven children  of Sallie White and Judge William Holcombe Bolling. […]

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO The Scotland County Fire Department and the Scotland County Fair Board are joining forces to try and fill the grandstands once again in 2009. Both full size and compact cars will be battling it out on Saturday, September 5th.  The event is set for 6:00 p.m. TEN YEARS AGO Scotland County residents […]

Antique Fair Traces Its Roots Back to 1968

Antique Fair Traces Its Roots Back to 1968

How old do you have to be to be considered an antique? The Scotland County festival that celebrates aged and historical artifacts from the community’s past is getting closer to qualifying as one of its own celebrated relics. The 2014 Scotland County Antique Fair will be celebrating its 46th year this week when the festivities […]

Purple Heart

General George Washington, commander in chief of the Continental Army, created the “Badge for Military Merit” in August, 1782. Washington knew that the men in his army had suffered terrible hardships for over six years and he wished to recognize faithful service and outstanding acts of bravery. The badge consisted of a purple heart-shaped piece […]

Netherlands Cemetery

Netherlands Cemetery, the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands lies in the village of Maastricht. The tall memorial tower can be seen before reaching the site which covers 65 ½ acres. From the cemetery entrance the visitor is led to the Court of Honor with its pool reflecting the tower. To the right and […]

Lotteries

The idea of holding a state or national lottery did not originate in recent times.  In reality, the history of lotteries in the United States dates back to colonial days.  The Virginia Company of London, financiers of Jamestown, Virginia, viewed gambling unfavorably, but also began to see it as a solution to their financial problems. […]

Airmail

On August 20, 1920, the United States opened its  first coast to coast airmail delivery route, just 60 years after the Pony Express closed up shop. There were no good aviation charts in those days, so the  pilots had to find their way across the country using land marks. This meant that flying in bad […]

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