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America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

Former North Carolina A & T students, left to right, Joseph McNeill, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Jibreel Khazan, are shown at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 1, 1980, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their historic sit-in. The four were not ser…

February 21, 2014 11:01 am
Washington Monument anniversary

Washington Monument anniversary

Oxen are used to haul stones during construction of the Washington Monument, 1854. Lack of money and political dissension held up the work until 1876. (AP Photo)

February 19, 2014 4:45 pm
Washington Monument anniversary

Washington Monument anniversary

The capstone of the Washington Monument is set by workmen, 1884. (AP Photo)

February 19, 2014 4:45 pm
Washington Monument anniversary

Washington Monument anniversary

The cornerstone of the Washington Monument is laid by Benjamin French, a Masonic Grand Master, July 4, 1848, using the same trowel used by George Washington when he laid the cornerstone of the capital in 1793. (AP Photo)

February 19, 2014 4:44 pm
Washington Monument anniversary

Washington Monument anniversary

Workers set the capstone on top of the Washington Monument, Dec. 6, 1884. Engineer Gen. Thomas L. Casey, in derby hat, oversees the work. (AP Photo)

February 19, 2014 4:45 pm
Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

Members of the U.S. Olympic team wave to audience as they march in opening ceremony at Kosevo Stadium in Sarajevo, on Feb. 8, 1984 for the XIV winter Olympic Games. Frank Masley of Newark carries the flag. Placad marked sad is the Yugoslav designation for USA. (AP Photo/Jack Smith)

January 11, 2014 3:30 pm
Images of Christmases past

Images of Christmases past

The Christmas tree in the White House Blue Room gets Caroline Kennedy's attention, Dec. 13, 1961 as she inspects it before a party for White House employees given by her parents. In the background are her aunt, Jean Kennedy Smith and cousin Stephen Smith, Jr.. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

December 02, 2013 2:20 pm
Images of Christmases past

Images of Christmases past

First lady Rosalynn Carter and daughter Amy hosted a Christmas party, Dec. 21, 1978 in Washington at the White House for diplomatic children from all embassies in the Washington area and "Sesame Street's" Big Bird showed up for the party. Shown from left meeting Big Bird are Amy Carter holdi…

December 02, 2013 2:20 pm
A look at Thanksgiving Days past

A look at Thanksgiving Days past

First lady Mamie Eisenhower is amused by the gobbling of a 40-pound tom turkey presented to her at the White House, Nov. 14, 1957, fo rthe Eisenhower's Thanksgiving dinner. Mrs. Eisenhower accepted the Illinois-raised turkey just before going to a luncheon party celebrating her 61st birthday…

November 26, 2013 5:08 pm
White House pets

White House pets

President Gerald Ford and his daughter, Susan, are seen on the South Lawn of the White House with their dog, Liberty, Oct. 7, 1974, Washington, D.C. (AP Photo)

August 20, 2013 3:32 pm
White House pets

White House pets

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds his dog "Her" by the ears as White House visitors look on, April 27, 1964, on the White House lawn, Washington, D.C. At left is President Johnson's other dog, "Him." This picture raised criticism from dog lovers. (AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry)

August 20, 2013 3:30 pm
A look back at World War I

A look back at World War I

U.S. Artilleryman Fuist Dern in doorway of his bombproof shelter, utilizes a few peaceful moments in writing to the folks at home on March 7, 1918. (AP Photo)

July 27, 2013 3:46 pm

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: What would our Founding Fathers and Mothers think of us today?

Looking around at the folks gathered at a good friend's home for a potluck dinner and a clear view of the fireworks on Independence Day, the inevitable question arrived:

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A look back at Alcatraz

A look back at Alcatraz

From left to right are the laundry room, power plant and quartermaster building on Alcatraz Island, shown Oct. 20, 1933 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ernest King)

March 21, 2013 4:18 pmLoading…
A look back at Alcatraz

A look back at Alcatraz

This is Alcatraz Island prison, seen from the east, shown 1945. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

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A look back at Alcatraz

A look back at Alcatraz

Jim Lowrie, a guard on Alcatraz's cell block, looks over the empty cell block after the last of the prisoners left the Rock for removal to other prisons, March 21, 1963 in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

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A look back at Alcatraz

A look back at Alcatraz

This is a gun tower on the west side of Alcatraz Prison Island in San Francisco Bay, shown April 30, 1952. The San Francisco skyline can be seen in the background. (AP Photo/Ernest K. Bennett)

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George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush

President George Bush greets South African leader Nelson Mandela on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, June 26, 1990, Washington, DC. Mandela told Bush the support blacks in South Africa have received from the United States, particularly economic sanctions, have been crucial promotin…

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George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush

Pres. George H. W. Bush talks to reporters at the Oval Office of the White House during his first full day as president, Saturday, Jan. 21, 1989, Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

December 26, 2012 7:52 pmLoading…
US, Mexico to sign landmark deal on sharing Colorado River water

US, Mexico to sign landmark deal on sharing Colorado River water

The agreement will split surpluses and share the pain of shortfalls in the Colorado River's water, as seen at Horseshoe Bend, near Page.

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