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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

Joe Jackson #1 of the Memphis Tigers shoots over Joe McDonald #22 of the George Washington Colonials in the second half during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Dixon, Memphis Hold On To Top GW 71-66

Michael Dixon Jr. scored 19 points and hit four free throws in the final 10 seconds to help Memphis hold off George Washington 71-66 on Friday night in the second round of the East Regional.

03/21/2014

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George Washington Stops By Heinz History Center

The nation’s first president stopped by the Heinz History Center Sunday afternoon.

02/16/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

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Battlefields With A View: Top 5 N.Y. Wartime Heritage Adventures

Much of America’s story was forged on domestic battlefields. Honor those who died for our freedom with a wartime heritage site visit.

07/01/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Presidents Day In Pittsburgh

President’s Day has historically been about patriotism and celebratory eating. Originally a day to mark the birthday of America’s first President, George Washington, this holiday was changed in 1968 to include all great American Presidents and combine Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson who had their own days. Since the culmination of this significant holiday, President’s Day has been associated in celebration with other patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day. It is a day typically set aside to enjoy American activities. Here are a list of five ways to do just that in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

02/18/2013

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Getaway Guru: One Tank Trip To Ligonier

In the mid-18th century, during the French and Indian War, Pittsburgh was little more than a military fort named Fort Duquesne. At the same time, 50 miles to the east, a similar situation was playing out in current-day Ligonier. In more recent history, Ligonier has become well known and especially loved for its kid-friendly amusement parks. With its close proximity to Pittsburgh, its family friendly environment and dually educational and inspirational surroundings, it’s time you made a trip to Ligonier part of your family history.

09/15/2012

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]

06/13/2012

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Washington County Tourism Marks 50th Anniversary

The man who allegedly chopped down a cherry tree serves slices from 50 cherry pies at the Tanger Outlets of Washington, Pennsylvania. Born in 1732, the President’s Day host is pretty spry for an elder statesman.

02/20/2012

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