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2010-11-01 21:19:20

Ignoring topography, efficiency, expense and even their own surveyors’ recommendations, regional railroad officials in the mid-19th century diverted a new rail line around New Philadelphia, Ill., “the first town in the United States planned, platted and legally registered by an African American,” a University of Illinois researcher reports.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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