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Image from page 245 of “Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55” (1856)

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Image from page 245 of “Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55” (1856)
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Title: Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55
Year: 1856 (1850s)
Authors: Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857
Subjects: Grinnell Expedition 1853-1855)
Publisher: Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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hATlVE SLEDGE, (KOOMETIK,>—CELLULAR BONE OF WHALE. ments of porous bone, admirably knit together bythongs of hide; the runners, which glistened like bur-nished steel, were of highly-polished ivory, obtainedfrom the tusks of the walrus. The only arms they carried were knives, concealedin their boots; but their lances, which were lashed tothe sledges, were quite a formidable weapon. Thestaff was of the horn of the narwhal, or else of thethigh-bones of the bear, two lashed together, or some-times the mirabilis of the walrus, three or four of them 20G THEIR EQUIPMENT. united. This last was a favorite material also for thecross-bars of their sledges. They had no wood. Asingle rusty hoop from a current-drifted cask mighthave furnished all the knives of the party; but the

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HOOP-IRON KNIFE, (S E V 1 K ) fleam-shaped tips of their lances were of unmistakablesteel, and were riveted to the tapering bony pointwith no mean skill. I learned afterward that themetal was obtained in traffic from the more southerntribes.

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Image from page 326 of “History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox. To which is added a record of its organization and a complete roster. Fully illustrated with maps, portrai
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Title: History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox. To which is added a record of its organization and a complete roster. Fully illustrated with maps, portraits, and over one hundred illustrations
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) Smith, John L., b. 1846
Subjects: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa., J. L. Smith
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ject of the war. Though trulyloyal Adams county Pennsylvanians, they had heard but little,and knew nothing except as the attendant scenes of the latebattle brought them to a realizing sense of its terrors. Smith,in the course of the conversation, pushing and inquisitive, andhaving noticed how the male sex was conspicuously absent,graciously turned to the elderly one of the four and, assumingthat she was the mother of the other three, in a tone of condo-lence remarked, By the way, madam, I assume you are awidow, and with all these cares upon you in these troubloustimes your task is by no means a light one. It was too muchfor them. Hitherto controlled solely by mercenary motives,and forgetful of their loss, in a traffic which yielded such tre-mendous profits, the interrogation revived the remembrance ofa dear and absent father, and, all bursting into tears, they man-aged to stammer out an explanation. When the head of the.•enemys column had appeared in that vicinity a few days before,

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CoKP. John L. Smith, NEW YORK C LIBRARY, ASTOR, LENOX ANDTILDEN FOUNDATIONS. — 277 — the good man, husband .uid father tliat he was, prompted whollyby a motive to save his goods and chattels from destruction,spoliation and seizure, announced himself as heartily in sym-pathy with the Confederate cause, and ready to serve it in anycapacity for which he might be fitted. Good for you, myman, said the general officer whom he made his confidant,and promptly equipping him with cartridge-box and rifle, heforced him into the ranks, and that was the last the)- had seenor heard of him. They would not be comforted nor cease theirweeping until the appearance of the shekels again consoled theirmisfortune, and the bargain and the interview closed cheerfullywhen the goose was boiled, the bread done, and all the articlespaid for. Whether the old man ever returned, and if so, in whatcondition, was never subsequently ascertained. Smith returned to the camp in the waning of the afternoonand, proud as

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Nant Ffrancon (valley of Afon Ogwen) seen from near Cwm Idwal, looking NNW in the direction of Bethesda and Penrhyn slate quarries (Gwynedd, North Wales (Cymru)).

The main trunk road through northern Snowdonia, the A5, passes close to this view and down Nant Ffrancon to Bangor and Anglesey, Although not called a ‘pass’ in official names, this is to all intents and purposes a pass road, the summit of which lies just out of view to the R of this view, at Ogwen Cottage.

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IN DARWIN’S FOOTSTEPS
GEOLOGY FIELD TRIP, SUMMER 1831
AUGUST 11TH – AUGUST 14TH 1831

Darwin did this field trip shortly before he sailed on HMS Beagle later in 1831. The trip was instigated by his then geology professor at Cambridge, Adam Sedgwick, whom Darwin accompanied for some of this trip. Although it was a relatively short trip, much of the geology of North Wales is quite difficult, and biographers generally believe that this trip significantly helped to develop Darwin’s geological knowledge and field skills, as well as his enthusiasm for geology generally, which he further built on during the Beagle voyage. It is not always realized that in the years before he published his best known work (Origin of Species, 1859), Darwin regarded himself primarily as a geologist, and was recognized as such by his contemporaries during those years.

Darwin visited Penrhyn slate quarries with Adam Sedgwick on August 11th 1831, and then returned to this area on August 14th on his own, travelling up this valley to visit Cwm Idwal and to stay at Capel Curig that night.

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– Darwin, C.R., 1831. darwin-online.org.uk/content/record?itemID=CUL-DAR5.B5-B16
– Barrett, Paul H. 1974. The Sedgwick-Darwin geologic tour of North Wales. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 118, No. 2. (19 April), pp. 146-164.darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?viewtype=text&i…
– Roberts, Michael B., 1998. Darwin’s dog-leg: the last stage of Darwin’s Welsh field trip of 1831. Archives of Natural History v. 25, p. 59-73.

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Left: Pope John Paul II prays at the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai, Lithuania, in 1993. … The Christian life to be aimed at cannot be reduced to a mediocre commitment to “goodness” as society defines it; it must be a true quest for holiness. …. Is it …
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After a grueling initiation during which she makes a love connection with the studly instructor, Four (Theo James), Tris learns her perfect society and all Divergents are under attack. The movie …. Director Roger Michell is still best known for 1999 …
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Selected tales from the Mahabharata by PCK Prem
Such guide, narrator, can be divine in origin and return the battle-weary warrior to the righteous path of action, a path that illuminates our inner dark pathways and nods us to take up weapons adequate to annihilate evil incarnates and such inimical …
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Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald killed John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963?

Question by Curtis Arthur: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald killed John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963?
personally, I think Lyndon B. Johnson was involved in a conspiracy with the CIA to have him killed.

Best answer:

Answer by Carlos M
No, Lyndon Johnson did the Liberal way.

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Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, on the Struggle to Win, and Now Protect

Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, on the Struggle to Win, and Now Protect
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Summer Of 1776 Set The Stage For Independence
Summer Of 1776 Set The Stage For Independence. /. mute unmute. This undated engraving shows the scene on July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pa. (AP) … While the engagements at …
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State Dept. admits Kerry was lounging on private yacht during Egypt crisis
The State Department admitted Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry was lounging on his private yacht off Cape Cod during the military coup in Egypt. The admission reverses earlier claims by a State representative that Kerry was hard at work on the …
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Q&A: What were John Winthrop’s goal(s) and were they achieved?

Question by Femi F: What were John Winthrop’s goal(s) and were they achieved?

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Answer by Lou Brush
John Winthrop , first governor of Massachussetts believed that God had chosen him for sainthood in his lifetime , this he did not achieve .
In 1603 he led a mass exodus of Puritans to the New World , in flight from what they saw as excessive Catholic influence at the court of Charles I. In 1629 he obtained a charter from the King to establish the Massachussets Bay Company . Charles I, thought it was to be a commercial venture , but Winthrop and his friends were determined to found a Puritan colony . Winthrop was elected governor of the new colony . He was re- elected as governor a number of times . He wrote a celebrated sermon `The City on the Hill ` , which cast Puritan exiles as parties to a special agreement with God to found a sacred society .

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John Philip Sousa’s March, “The Liberty Bell”

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