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    German U-Boat North America Campaign, 1918

    Paul Hodos talked about the German U-Boat North America Campaign in 1918. He explained why Germany attacked U.S. and Canadian ships during World War I and described their tactics. Mr. Hodos is the…

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    German World War I U-Boat Campaigns, 1914-18

    Michael Lowrey of the website uboat.net talked about how and why Germany developed U-boats during World War I. He also examined the country’s Atlantic campaigns between 1914 and 1918. He…

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    Lessons Learned From WWI German U-Boat Attacks

    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency chief historian Gary Weir discussed lessons the U.S. Navy learned after World War I German U-boat attacks on the Atlantic Coast. Mr. Weir argued that…

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    1918 U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Mission

    Maritime historian and documentary filmmaker Kevin Duffus talked about his book, Into the Burning Sea - The 1918 Mirlo Rescue. Mr. Duffus used images and animation to describe the…

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    SS Merak and Diamond Shoals Lightship Shipwreck

    Shipwreck diver Dave Sommers gave an illustrated talk about the August 6th, 1918 German U-Boat attack that sank the SS Merak and the Diamond Shoals Lightship off the coast of North…

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    President James K. Polk Birthplace

    Scott Warren gave a tour of the birthplace of James K. Polk, 11th president of the United States, and talked about his life and accomplishments. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) on their…

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    Reed Gold Mine

    Sharon Robinson gave a tour of the Reed Gold Mine, which is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. North Carolina led the nation in gold production until 1848, when it was eclipsed…

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    Polk Birthplace

    Carolyn Dilda, a Historical Interpreter, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources James K. Polk State Historic Site, focused on the family of President Polk and his birthplace in…

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    James K. Polk Memorial

    The School Bus crew talked with Professor James Sasser, Central Piedmont Community College Professor, about the life of James K. Polk, who served in the U.S. Congress for 12 years and was…

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