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Beneath the Surface

Dolley Madison was one of America’s early first ladies who knew how to make an appearance. She loved fashion and wore the beautiful, embroidered gowns of her time with pride. Pearls graced her neck at the many White House parties she hosted, and she almost always wore a decorative turban ...

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When God Brings Forth

Her bedchamber had been a place of rest at the end of a long day’s work, a sanctuary with cool evening breezes fluttering the curtains. Now, the July heat was stifling, the room heavy with the scent of ether. She struggled to release the little soul within her, attempting to ...

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Only Passing Through

Many Americans are the descendants of immigrants who sojourned to this country from lands around the world.  With the swooshing of long skirts, the clopping of men’s boots, and the giggles of wide-eyed children, they boarded waiting ships or loaded into wagons, carrying their trunks and suitcases filled with treasured ...

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One Wrong Turn

Swing bridges span waterways, allowing train or automobile traffic to cross from one side to the other. With a turn of 90 degrees, a boat safely passes through the waters below while traffic above is stopped. But one wrong turn can be disastrous. In 1875, the construction of a wooden ...

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Soldiers of Earth, Soldiers of Heaven

A proud young military man sat in dim light, penning a letter to his family back home. It was the fall of 1918, and he had been stationed in Kentucky for his training before he would enter the battle of the Great War. Influenza raged, causing fear in his camp. ...

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