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October, 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Meriwether Lewis 's bizarre death, and oh what a...More >>
In the latest issue of Common-Place ("The Journal We Don't Pay For"), Alison L. LaCroix relates how...More >>
I've been curiously watching the flutterings about this in the news for the past week or so - the...More >>
The National Weather Service bestows awards each year for outstanding-ness in their Cooperative...More >>
Last September, I received a question from someone looking for a Jefferson letter titled, "The...More >>
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Once-and-future ICJS fellow Andrea Wulf published a short, fascinating article in The Guardian just...More >>
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The Mental Floss blog is having a Tournament of Genius instead. Thomas Jefferson was pitted against...More >>
Well, it's the 144th birthday of Paul Leicester Ford. I know you're asking, who the heck's that guy...More >>
The Bradford pear trees are blooming this week (at least I think they're Bradford pear trees, but I have been known to misidentify plants), and for once on the first official day of the season it actually seems like said season. Just in time for all this, there's a new book from the University of Virginia Press: Historic Virginia Gardens: Preservation WoMore >>
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I've already mentioned this book in a previous blog post, but this blogger's discussion of David G...More >>



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