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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Alexander Hamilton and the Idea of Honor

    Joanne Freeman talked about how the 18th century concept of honor helped shape Alexander Hamilton throughout his life. Professor Freeman argued that Hamilton’s desire to maintain…

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    Q&A with Sylvia Morris

    Sylvia Jukes Morris talked about her book, Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce, her second volume on the politician, socialite, writer, and diplomat who lived from 1903 to 1987.…

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    Building the Statue of Liberty

    Author Elizabeth Mitchell talked about her book, Liberty’s Torch: The Greatest Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, in which she looks at the challenges faced by French sculptor…

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    1953 Documentary Your National Archives

    This 1953 documentary explained the activities of the National Archives and Records Administration, including how documents are cleaned, how records are organized, and what kinds of records…

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    1940 Documentary Washington Parade: The Archives

    Washington Parade: The Archives was a Columbia Pictures short subject documentary detailing the activities of the National Archives a few years after the building on Pennsylvania Avenue was…

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    Sesquicentennial of the Washington Arsenal Explosion

    The Congressional Cemetery held a commemorative ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the June 17, 1864 Washington Arsenal explosion that killed 21 women. Many of the victims were…

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    Book Discussion on The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to…

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    Smithsonian Flag Day Ceremony

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorated Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with speeches and a variety of performances. The…

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    History of New York City’s Central Park

    Barry Lewis talked about the creation of New York City’s Central Park. He spoke about why the park was built, and the many different recreational sections, including the meadows,…

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    Gateway Arch

    Bob Moore visited Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and talked about its history. Gateway Arch is the nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet. Designed by architect…

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