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Ashley’s Sack

Ashley’s Sack

From 2016 until earlier this year, the artifact now known as Ashley’s sack had been on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; it was on loan from Middleton Place in South Carolina, where so many viewers started weeping when they saw it that curators handed out tissues beside its…

Georgia’s Ocmulgee Mounds May Be America’s Next National Park

Georgia’s Ocmulgee Mounds May Be America’s Next National Park

Georgia’s Ocmulgee Mounds is home to one of the U.S. National Park Service’s (NPS) largest archaeological collections and dates back millennia. Now the landmark, currently classified as a national historical park, could become the USA’s newest national park, as well as the first one in the state of Georgia. Conde Nast Traveler reports on what…

Happy Birthday, Los Angeles

Happy Birthday, Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by a diverse group of 44 settlers (pobladores). They called the city El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (English: The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula). Today, the historical heart of Los Angeles…