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Of Mice and Madison

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A few years ago, staff working on the restoration of James Madison’s (President #4, for the nonAmericans) central Virginia estate, Montpelier, found a mouse nest behind a wall.  Upon examining it closely, they discovered that the nest had been built of items that the … Continue reading

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Mountain Farm

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When the Smoky Mountains became a national park in the 1920s, the people living within the boundries of the park were forced to sell.  They were allowed lifetime tenancies, but since farming and logging were restricted, many had no way of … Continue reading

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