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    Burning of Washington

    Anthony S. Pitch, author of The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, talked about the attack during the War of 1812 that led to the only foreign occupation of the U.S.…

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    Battle of the Crater

    Kevin Levin, author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, talked about the importance of the U.S. Civil War battle. The Battle of the Crater took place on July 30,…

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    Book Discussion on In the Kingdom of Ice

    Hampton Sides talked about his book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, in which he recounts the U.S. naval expedition to the North Pole in…

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    Battle of Fort Stevens 150th Anniversary

    Officials from the National Park Service and Washington, D.C., commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens, and talked about the battles significance and contributions…

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    South Korea-Japan Issues

    Panelists talked about some of the unresolved historical issues between South Korea and Japan, including Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910-1945. “South Korea-Japan Tensions…

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    Burning of Washington River Tour

    Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told the story of the August 24, 1814, burning of Washington, D.C., during a river tour with his…

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    Myths Surrounding the Star-Spangled Banner

    Panelists talked about several myths surrounding the “Star-Spangled Banner” and what led to the rise of the national anthem as a part of everyday society. They also spoke…

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    Panel Discussion on World War I

    A panel of experts on World War I recounted stories of the Great War, and provided insight into the enduring influence of the conflict on culture, on technological advancement, and on…

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    Book Discussion on Gun Control in the Third Reich

    Stephen Halbrook talked about his book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State", in which he argues that the Nazi regime used gun control to disarm and…

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    Book Discussion on The Forgotten Man

    Amity Shlaes talked about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, in which she examines the financial history of the Great Depression and critiques the New Deal.…

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    Book Discussion on Shores of Knowledge

    Joyce Appleby talked about her book, Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination, in which she looks at the impact of explorers during the Age of Discovery on…

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    Slavery and Cinema

    Panelists talked about the evolution of slavery as depicted in film since the 1930s. They spoke about how filmmakers have framed the idea of slavery, how portrayals of race relations and…

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    Teapot Dome Scandal

    Phil Roberts talked about the history of the Teapot Dome Scandal, its connection to Casper, Wyoming, and the impact it had on oil production. The scandal was a bribery incident that…

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    National World War I Memorial

    Edwin Fountain talked about legislation to authorize the redevelopment of Pershing Park in Washington, D.C., as a national World War I memorial after efforts to place a memorial on the…

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    Book Discussion on Devil's Gate

    Tom Rea shared a chapter from his book, Devil’s Gate: Owning the Land, Owning the Story, in which he discusses alleged cattle rustlers Ella Watson and James Averell, who were lynched…

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    Book Discussion on Wagon Wheels

    Ben Kern talked about the book, Wagon Wheels: A Contemporary Journey on the Oregon Trail, in which he and co-author Candy Moulton chronicle Mr. Kern’s experience traveling the…

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    Book Discussion on Valentine T. McGillycuddy

    Candy Moulton talked about her book, Valentine T. McGillycuddy: Army Surgeon, Agent of the Sioux, in which she explores the life and career of U.s Army surgeon Valentine T. McGillycuddy,…

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    Book Discussion on Wyoming Range War

    John Davis talked about his book, Wyoming Range War: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County, in which he chronicles the Johnson County War and Wyoming’s history of…

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    National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

    Bruce Berst gave a tour of the National Historic Trails Center, which recreates the experience of the settlers who traveled the four historic routes that passed through Casper,…

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    Fort Caspar's Pioneer and Military History

    Rick Young talked about the history of the Fort Caspar and told the story of the 1865 Battle of Platte Bridge, in which 3,000 Native Americans attacked the area. Fort Caspar was a…

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