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The history of the press in the colony of New York had been largely centered around New Amsterdam, i.e. New York City. But, on November 25, 1771, the Albany Gazette had its founding in the city that would become its capitol in 1797. The period of the colony was smack in between the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 and the start of the American Revolution in 1775.
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Spotlight on Lesser Known History
There are so many wonderful Indian culture heritage sites within the states of the southwest that sometimes the smaller sites, such as Aztec Ruins, gets less attention than it deserves. However, this collection of structures near the Animas River remains one of the most intact of such sites, and is a northwestern New Mexico treasure to visit. It was regarded so highly that its former owner, H.D. Abrams, became one of the most avid preservationists of the site, transferring it to the National Museum of American History, then National Park Service as a National Monument in 1923.
Historic Site of the Month
The heritage of the Ocmulgee Mounds and the traditions of the Muskogee Creek Indians has been around for centuries, but the park itself, inaugurated in 1934 as a National Monument, has been getting increased notice since its new designation as a National Historical Park in 2019, doubling its size.
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There was a time when the railroad industry was so huge, they controlled the agenda in the United States. A time when men who owned a railroad could basically change time, and have the ability to create two noons. On November 18, 1883, they did just that, establishing five new time zones from the hundreds (with rail stations) to thousands (without) of local zones currently in effect.
On February 15, 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill that allowed female attorneys to argue in Supreme Court cases. The first, Belva Lockwood.
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