The National Archives holds millions of cubic feet of permanently valuable records relating to the Federal Government. Laid end to end, the papers in our holdings would circle the Earth more than 57 times. But they are not kept in one place. Instead, we have archives in different regions of the United States. The records held there [...]
Posted by Hilary on October 3, 2012, under National Archives Near You.
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One hundred and ninety-six years ago today, the British sacked the District of Columbia. They were, in turn, sacked by a tornado. In 1814, the British wanted revenge. U.S. troops had burned the legislative building, government structures, and private warehouses in the Battle of York (modern-day Toronto), and the Brits were inclined to teach their [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on August 24, 2010, under - Revolutionary War, Myth or History.
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