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February 17, 2019

There are few historic sites in America that accurately reflect our nation’s greatest triumphs while simultaneously recognizing some of its greatest tragedies. Historic Brattonsville is one of those places. This living history museum and working plan...

December 24, 2017

This article is very near and dear to my heart. I called Williamsburg, Virginia, home for three years as an undergraduate at the College of William and Mary and I have always been fascinated with its past. How one town can hold so much significance i...

September 14, 2017

Located at the junction of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, and mere feet from the borders of Virginia and Maryland, the town of Harper's Ferry, WV, sits much like it did 150 years ago. This little town is teeming with history, from the time of Lew...

July 16, 2017

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A couple weeks ago, I visited Gettysburg, PA, on the anniversary of the great Civil War battle that took place there 154 years ago. The town was rocked as the armies of Lee and Meade clashed in a three-days battle that would change the tide of...

March 25, 2017

It all began in May 1607, when John Smith and 103 other colonists made landfall in the New World and established England's first permanent colony known as Jamestown. This modest settlement would eventually give rise to England's most prosperous econo...

February 17, 2017

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This will the first installment of a series of posts known as 'Town Profiles.' These articles will highlight the main features of these historic towns and my experiences when visiting them. Think of these as the "Yelp Reviews of History." Ho...

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Hi everyone! My name is Tim Murphy. I'm a graduate of the College of William and Mary, passionate historian, and an avid outdoorist. A few years ago, I decided to start a website dedicated to our nation's rich history, diverse culture, and breath-taking nature. Follow along as we explore and discover the wonders America has to offer!

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