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The Great Locomotive Chase

In the early hours of April 12, 1862, Kentuckian James Andrews – along with a group of 21 Union soldiers from Ohio – initiated a plan of sabotage that became one of the most infamous events of the Civil War.…

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The History of Juneteenth

By Elizabeth Haber, Education Intern What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas bearing General Order Number Three: The…

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HOF Remembers the 2008 Atlanta Tornado

On a proverbial “dark and stormy night,” I was watching the SEC Championship basketball tournament when tornado warnings began to stream across the bottom of the screen. Simultaneously, play was stopped on the court at the Georgia Dome as players,…

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