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Fun Friday Topics

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The Hunley The Brooklyn Bridge The Olympia, Last Dreadnaught Afloat

 The American Turtle

 The Texas Rangers    The Gaspee Affair   Ben Franklin's  Glass Armonica  

 Independence National Park, Philadelphia

Valley Forge The Battle of Gettysburg  

The Endurance:  The Shackleton Expedition



Save Our History:  The Star Spangled Banner

Fort McHenry Links:

Fort McHenry National Historic Site

National Park Service Site for Fort McHenry

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           Star-Spangled Banner Flag Links:

Star-Spangled Banner Flag at the Smithsonian (sections on the history and preservation process)

Flag Restoration Project

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

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          Francis Scott Key Links:

Francis Scott Key:  Where was he on September 14, 1814

Francis Scott Key and The National Anthem

Biography of Francis Scott Key

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          War of 1812 Links:

The History Channel Guide to the War

Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812

War of 1812-1814

Key Events and Causes

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          Mary Pickersgill Links:

Kid's page site about Mary Pickersgill

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Miscellaneous Links:

The Story Behind the Flag and the Song

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