Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bloomfield Prepares for Bicentennial

BY Mimi Michalski  |  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 William Peters mansion, c. 1839, at Broad and Franklin. Source: BloomfieldHistory.org Councilwoman Janice Litterio, who heads up the Bloomfield Bicentennial Committee, presented the committee’s plans for the upcoming year to the Mayor … Continue reading

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Bicentennial of the War of 1812

richardhowe.com Lowell Politics and Lowell History by DickH As we approach the start of 2012, remember that the coming year, besides bringing a presidential election and continued recognition of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, willmalso be the … Continue reading

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No State Money to Mark War of 1812 Bicentennial

WNYF TV FOX 28 By Scott Atkinson Story Published: Nov 27, 2011   Other historians may not agree, but archaeologist Tim Abel says Sackets Harbor and the North Country were one of the most important fronts in the War of … Continue reading

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Canada won the War of 1812, U.S. historian admits

NATIONAL POST Nov 27, 2011 By Randy Boswell In a relatively rare admission for an American scholar, a leading U.S. historian who authored a provocative new tome about North American military conflicts states bluntly that Canada won the War of … Continue reading

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For War of 1812 Bicentennial, Indifference From Albany

George Mason University’s SOURCE: NYT (11-24-11) SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. — Clayton F. Nans, a 57-year-old retired Marine colonel, halted his Chevrolet pickup truck near Lake Ontario recently and pointed to a grassy embankment. It was the very spot, he said, … Continue reading

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‘Union, Justice, Confidence’: Celebration of La. statehood begins Tuesday at Kent House

Alexandria Town Talk Nov. 26, 2011 Long before the state of Louisiana existed, Kent Plantation House was here. It’s one of the oldest standing structures in the Louisiana, and it will be the hallowed ground that will serve as the … Continue reading

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Rufus Ward: Annus mirabilis 1811

Rufus Ward (contact) November 26, 2011 10:12:00 PM Annus mirabilis is Latin for “year of wonders.” It is most recognized as the title of a poem by John Dryden about the miraculous year of 1666. However, there was also such a … Continue reading

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Pennies pile up in Shakespeare office

By TOM VAN DUSEN, QMI AGENCY PRESCOTT– The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is counting its pennies as it prepares for its 10th anniversary next summer. In this case, it’s a happy circum-stance. These are pennies from heaven, an anonymous donation … Continue reading

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Coast Guard’s Eagle among tall ships confirmed for NOLA port visit

Published: Friday, November 25, 2011 The Coast Guard’s Barque Eagle is one of three tall ships to be confirmed as visiting New Orleans in April, when the Navy kicks off three years of national events commemorating the bicentennial of the … Continue reading

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First Tall Ships are confirmed for New Orleans Navy / Opsail Commemoration

  Commemorations of War of 1812 and The Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennials Bring Tall Ships, Navy Vessels, Blue Angels and More to New Orleans April 17 – 23, 2012 NEW ORLEANS, LA (November 25, 2011) – The NOLA Navy Week Host … Continue reading

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