Spotlight on Lesser Known History
Today, when you discuss the forts built to protect St. Augustine, most focus on the two wonderful National Monuments at the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas. And while they certainly have their historic importance, perhaps even more important than those, is the third, Fort Mose, which became the first free black settlement in the United States in 1738.
Women's History Month
Lewis and Clark meet the Shoshone Indian woman and her husband at their first winter camp on November 4, 1804, hiring them to serve as their guides to the Pacific Ocean and back for two years, until August 1806. She would become the lead guide, as well as provide invaluable assistance in negotiations with native tribes as they traveled through Indian territory.
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Historic Site of the Month
This is a unique place of five thousand year habitation history, but what might come second to mind, is that it is a National Park site where none of the land is owned by the Park Service. It's the only park like that. Canyon de Chelly is Navajo land, administered by both the tribal nation and the Park Service in a cooperative venture that dates back to April 1, 1931.
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It was a period within the American Revolution when the conflict had dipped south and when the currency of the fledgling United States was in a perpetual state of fluctuation. The Continental Congress needed to act. The Bank of North America was founded on May 26, 1781 to stabilize the currency.
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