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A prominent landmark, sits at the southern entrance to Virginia City. It was built in 1876.  Photo by Terri McBride, Courtesy of Nevada State Historic Preservation Office.

Three Historic Nevada Cities: Carson City, Reno, Virginia City tells the stories of three cities established after the Comstock Lode discovery in 1859...

On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this 'Day of Infamy Speech.' Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the Unite

Our Documents features 100 milestone documents in U.S. history. Each week, the website highlights 3...

St. James Church, built in South Carolina's oldest Anglican parish outside of Charleston, is thought to have been constructed between 1711 and 1719

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic examines the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the...

Illustration from Phrenology book. The self-instructor in phrenology and physiology: with over one hundred new illustrations, including a chart for the use of pratical phrenologists / by O.S. and L.N.

The Nineteenth Century in Print: the Making of America in Books and Periodicals presents digitized books and periodicals published in the U.S. during the 19th century...


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