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The Backlash Against "Immigrants" Is Offensive And Absurd -- We're All Immigrants The Collection MacArthur Park MacArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park)[1] is a park in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated city of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100.[2] Geography[edit] The park is divided in two by Wilshire Boulevard. MacArthur Park along 7th StreetBoathouse in 2011, closedHistoric Cultural Monument plaqueMemorial to General MacArthur History[edit] In the mid-19th century the area was a swampland; by the 1890s, it was a vacation destination, surrounded by luxury hotels. Wilshire Boulevard formerly ended at the lake, but in 1934 a berm was built for it to cross and link up with the existing Orange Street (which ran from Alvarado to Figueroa) into downtown Los Angeles. Gangs[edit] Gang-on-gang violence still occurs occasionally in and around the park, such as: In 2002, members of the 18th Street gang saw a member of a rival gang and beat the victim until he was critical. May Day Mêlée with LAPD[edit] Revitalization[edit]

U.S. Board on Geographic Names Scout: History & Heritage 2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings About the Park: Welcome to Quechee State Park. Its location along US Route 4, and its proximity to many Upper... vtstateparks.com This tablet marks the site of the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy. On June 17, 1785, the Vermont General Assembly enacted a law which designated the place for keeping a County Grammar ... hmdb.org At 2:10 AM on February 5, 1887 the last car of The Montreal Express derailed causing three cars to fall from the brid... hmdb.org A native of Norwich, Vermont, Alden Partridge was a pioneer in American military education. Site of a log hut where the Hutchinson and Messenger Families were the first to winter in Norwich in 1765. Near this spot stood the Old South Barracks of Norwich University where, at 9:00 pm on April 10, 1856 Theta Chi Frate... hmdb.org The Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, features one of the finest dairy farms in Ame... ruralbounty.com

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. hide introductory video next Old Atlas, New Functionality Georectified Maps Most maps in the atlas have been georectified, warped so that they can be placed consistently on top of a digital map. Navigating the Atlas For most maps in the atlas click on georectified ⇆ plate to toggle back and forth between views of the georectified maps and how they look in the printed atlas. There are lots of maps in the Atlas.

The Rocker Box: Ghost Towns Here is a repository for ghost towns, almost ghost towns, stories of lost treasures, lost mines, and buried treasure, and other treasure information. Pick your state to find treasures and ghost towns in your area. Unlinked states will be added soon, so... Check back often! Do you know of other ghost towns or treasure stories? Email us the details.You and your club will get full credit! Notice for anyone using a "pop-up blocker" Research does not end with the knowledge that an event occurred that resulted in a "buried treasure," and that the treasure exists. This is where detailed research comes into play. When available, a published source (book) is available as a link below the story that you can purchase for additional information. Outstanding resources exist on the internet. Over the years, names of creeks, gulches, mountains, even whole mountain ranges can change. Old maps can show the original names of these places and aid in the hunt.

Slavery in America Slavery in America Slavery in America began in 1607 and continued until 1865. These links tell you more about this controversial but, for a long time, legal practice. Slavery It's hard to imagine that people did these things to each other, but different times allowed different ideals. Foes of Slavery These African-Americans are famous for fighting against slavery. Remembering Slavery: Those Who Survived Tell Their Stories Read about slavery in the words of the people who lived it and lived to tell about it. Black Resistance: Slavery in the U.S. Thomas Paine Speaks Out Against Slavery This article was published in newspapers in 1775. The Underground Railroad Links, articles, pictures, stories, primary sources, and much more about this "route to freedom" followed by a great many slaves The Thirteenth Amendment The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery. Graphics courtesy of ArtToday

The TimePage - Cycles in U.S. History New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of National Geographic magazines spanning the years 1917 to 1985. I found, tucked in almost every issue, one of the magazine’s gorgeous maps—of the Moon, St. Petersburg, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe’s ever-shifting boundaries. I became a cartography enthusiast and geographical sponge, poring over them for years just for the sheer enjoyment of it, a pleasure that remains with me today. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. What does this mean? Can you—as I did with my neatly folded, yellowing archive—have all the maps in full-color print? This, explains the NYPL, “is the process where digital images of maps are stretched, placing the maps themselves into their geographic context, rendered either on the website or with tools such as Google Earth.” Related Content:

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog West Point Altas Collection About Our Atlases In 1938 the predecessors of today's Department of History at the United States Military Academy began developing a series of campaign atlases to aid in teaching cadets a course entitled, "History of the Military Art." Since then, the Department has produced over six atlases and more than one thousand maps, encompassing not only America’s wars but global conflicts as well. In keeping abreast with today's technology, the Department of History is providing these maps on the internet as part of the department's outreach program. The maps were created by the United States Military Academy’s Department of History and are the digital versions from the atlases printed by the United States Defense Printing Agency. We gratefully acknowledge the accomplishments of the department's former cartographers, Mr.

UNREDACTED The National Security Archive December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness. September 28, 2014 THE YELLOW BOOK Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared. More recent items The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. National Security Archive, Suite 701, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, Phone: 202/994-7000, Fax: 202/994-7005, nsarchiv@gwu.edu

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