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2014-04-17 12:26:24

WASHINGTON, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In 1749, a teenaged surveyor "laid off a town" on the Eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The 17 year old was working for Lord Fairfax, then Proprietor of much of The Olde Dominion. The village he surveyed has not changed all that much in the ensuing 255 years. But even with an official population of only 134 citizens, the tiny little town in the hills has a whole lot to brag about. For the teenager's...

2014-04-02 00:22:24

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FEDERAL BUILDING Profile America -- Wednesday, April 2nd. Critics of federal spending initiatives often allude with some disdain to the government's ability to create money. It's pure coincidence, though, that the first federal building commissioned under the country's new constitution was...

2014-03-21 12:22:58

Largest Restoration Project to Date in the First President's Home MOUNT VERNON, Va., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials at George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, unveiled on March 21 the results of the most comprehensive room research and renovation effort in the 161-year history of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The "New Room", the largest and grandest room in George Washington's Mansion, has taken on a new appearance and a new interpretation. To celebrate...

2014-02-13 12:24:41

A 12-FOOT GOOGLE GLASS ACTIVATED AMERICAN FLAG ON VIEW PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND, FEB. 15 - 17, 2014 WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Portrait of America, the seminal work of David Datuna's "Viewpoint of Billions" series, is a groundbreaking 12-foot multi-media flag and the first public installation and artwork in the world to utilize Google Glass. The vision of an artist whose story is akin to the American dream, Portrait of America chronicles the journey of a diverse and...

2014-02-01 23:04:15

With the US Farm Bill’s inclusion this week of the hemp amendment, Bryan W. Brickner, publisher of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids, points to our founding and the likes of George Washington (a noted hemp farmer) as the future of cannabis sativa begins to unfold (again) in the United States. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 With this week’s widely reported passage of the hemp amendment to the US Farm Bill (Forbes, USA Today), Bryan W. Brickner, publisher...

2013-12-27 23:04:48

Debt Consolidation USA published an article on their website that shows why three US Presidents can be financial advisers. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 Debt Consolidation USA believes that some US Presidents were not only good at leading the nation, they would also have made great careers as financial advisers. Last December 20, 2013, the debt relief website published the article entitled “3 US Presidents That Would Have Made Good Financial Gurus.” These gurus, as...

2013-11-21 00:21:48

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SEAT OF GOVERNMENT Profile America -- Thursday, November 21(st). The United States Congress met for the first time in the District of Columbia in late November 1800. Up until then, it did its squabbling, vituperating and, most importantly, legislating in Philadelphia. Ever since President...

2013-07-24 20:23:36

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Duke and Duchess announced they were expecting, BabyNames.com conducted a poll of more than ten thousand site members and Facebook followers. The resulting number one choice for the future monarch was George for a boy and Charlotte for a girl. The internet was abuzz when the prince's official name was announced: George Alexander Louis. The royal heir was named after Queen Elizabeth's father, George VI, a beloved ruler who led their...

2013-07-11 16:22:28

MOUNT VERNON, Va., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association announced today that it has exceeded an ambitious $100 million capital campaign goal, raising more than $106 million in just over three years to support its latest major initiative, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. The Library marks the realization of an aspiration put forth by General Washington himself; in a 1797 letter to a friend, James...

2013-07-08 23:00:28

Partnership with National Park Service delivers innovative experience of the National Mall. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The Washington Monument has reopened – well at least virtually – thanks to views from a new webcam donated by EarthCam. Mounted to the scaffolding on the pyramidion of the treasured landmark, the HD megapixel camera system delivers views from the highest vantage point in Washington, DC. The webcam is being launched by the partnership of EarthCam and the...


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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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