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    Senator Paul Laxalt and Ronald Reagan

    Paul Laxalt served as U.S. senator for Nevada from 1974-1987. He would become an influential figure within the national Republican Party and was one of Ronald Reagan’s closest political friends often referred to…

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    History of the University of North Carolina

    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university’s founding as well as its role in the growth of the city of Chapel Hill. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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    Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee

    Howard Lee was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill’s mayor from 1969 to 1975 and explained the challenges he faced during…

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    Toledo War

    In the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim Toledo. Historian Tedd Long explained what led to the boundary dispute over the city and why the area was so…

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    Reno Divorce Industry

    Reno played a transformative role in the history of divorce in the United States. Nevada legislation shortened the time required to establish state residency making the city an ideal place for many to file for…

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    Wyoming Economy and Infrastructure

    Representative Cyrus Western, House District 51, of the Wyoming State Legislature talked about the economy and infrastructure of the area. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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    Sheridan WYO Rodeo

    Since 1932 the Sheridan WYO Rodeo has been providing entertainment through bull riding, calf roping, and Indian relay race events. Tom Ringley, rodeo historian, and Nick Siddle, Sheridan WYO Rodeo president,…

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    History of the Black Hills

    Considered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota’s Black Hills have long been the source of contention over land claims between tribes and the U.S. government, as well as the controversial issue of…

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    J. Edgar Hoover in Ohio

    FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover made a trip to Toledo, Ohio, in 1936. Historian Tedd Long explained how the FBI ended up arresting its most wanted criminal in Toledo during that visit. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Brinton Museum

    Once a 620 acre ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, the Brinton Museum displays Western and American Indian art from the last three centuries. Museum Director Kenneth Schuster showed items from…

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    History of Gambling

    The American Gaming Archives at the Nevada Historical Society tells the history of gambling through archival materials as well as artifacts. Howard Herz, curator of Gaming, showed items in the collection…

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    U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick

    Completed in 1913, the Trail End Historic Site was the mansion home of cattleman, banker and politician John B. Kendrick and his family. Sharie Shada, site superintendent, talked about the site and John B.…

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    Museum of the Great Lakes

    The Museum of the Great Lakes is dedicated to telling the boating history of the Great Lakes. It’s located on the Maumee River, just downstream of Lake Erie. Carrie Sowden, the museum’s archeological…

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    Fort Meigs

    Fort Meigs is the largest wooden, walled Fort in North America. Interim Director Ashley Phlipot explained that General William Henry Harrison ordered the Fort built during the War of 1812 to help fight back…

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    History of Ellsworth Air Force Base

    John Mollison of the South Dakota Air and Space Museum and Kim Morey of the South Dakota Air and Space Foundation talked about Ellsworth Air Force Base. Established in 1941 as a training ground for B-17…

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    Representative David Price Interview

    Representative David Price (D-NC) talked about his district’s history and economy. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Chapel Hill, North…

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    Willard-Dempsey Fight

    Toledo hosted the heavyweight boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard in 1919. Historian Tedd Long explained what happened at the fight that was billed as the match of the century. C-SPAN’s…

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    Native Peoples of Reno

    Located in Reno, Nevada, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) formed a federally recognized government in 1936 under the Indian Reorganization Act. The RSIC is a Sovereign Nation and Its members are from three…

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    LBJ Presidential Library Tour of the Presidential Suite

    Library director Mark Updegrove showed the Presidential Suite exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. It is a reconstruction of the living space where President and Ladybird Johnson spent their…

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    Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Settled deep in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, Mount Rushmore teaches visitors about the birth, growth, development, and preservation of the United States through the four U.S. presidents depicted…

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