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Canada's "Benedict Arnold" Has A Grave
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Written by nationalpost.com   
Friday, 12 December 2003 00:00

Unmarked No Less but it's still a grave

Joseph Willcocks was an admired and effective member of the Upper Canada parliament for Niagara when the War of 1812 broke out. He quickly applied his skills to the war effort, convincing aboriginal warriors in his area to fight for the British. He earned the gratitude of the great British Army officer Sir Isaac Brock for his effort and fought alongside Brock at the Battle of Queenston Heights.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:07
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Turning Airplane Around: Mode On or Off?
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Written by TL   
Saturday, 08 September 2012 21:47

Maybe You Should Be Turning Airplane Around Mode Off

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In many countries, you are required by law to turn off wireless devices while on board an aircraft.

A way to turn off wireless functions quickly is to switch HTC Desire C to Airplane mode.

When you enable Airplane mode, all wireless radios on HTC Desire C are turned off including the call function, data services, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 22:49
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Native Professor Activist Tries To Save School
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Written by Admin   
Friday, 24 August 2012 20:18

Carlisle Indian School Descendants Fight to Preserve Part of Painful History

The last building where Native American students lived and attended classes at the Carlisle Indian School (CIS) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania is slated for demolition in late August or September, but one Native activist is trying to save the building and its history from the wrecking ball.
Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 23:55
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Knighted A Deland In Saugus Mass
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Written by boston.com   
Sunday, 17 June 2012 17:29

Lynn Man Gets a 'Bienvenue' from Long-lost Canadian family

It took one year, hundreds of emails and a passion for genealogy to unite a Lynn resident with a Canadian family he never knew and connect him to his ancestor, one of the founders of Lynn.

Wayne Knight was actually born Wayne Deland 57 years ago. He was adopted into the Knight family at the age of 7.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 23:54
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Michigan Family Heritage Collection Stays Put
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Written by mi.gov   
Sunday, 17 June 2012 10:16

Archives of Michigan welcomes family heritage collection from Library of Michigan...some of it anyways.

The Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have agreed to move selected Family Heritage Collections currently housed in the Library of Michigan to the reading room of the Archives of Michigan.

The move will continue the state's stewardship of the collection and better align the resources of both organizations. The collection will remain in the Michigan Library and Historical Center, where it can be easily used with related research materials held by both organizations.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 23:56
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Doors Open Ontario: Halton Hills Readys for Fall
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Written by newswire.ca   
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:52

Ontario Your Treasure Island for Six Months?

The theme for Doors Open Ontario 2012, "Defending a nation," commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the locations, events and persons connected to the defence of our province and country. Doors Open participants will uncover the stories of early inhabitants who faced invasion during the War of 1812 and learn about other heroic war efforts from the past 200 years.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 23:56
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Connecticut Historical Society: Getting Digital
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Written by prweb.com   
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:01

Stories from the past have been handed down from one generation to another through various means.

The most consistent of these have been documented in newspapers and books. Historians face challenges such as the degradation of paper and the fading of words and images.

In order to preserve antique books, librarians store books in climate controlled rooms, avoid their exposure to UV rays, and limit how much books are handled. Keeping a book free from dust will also prolong its life.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 23:58
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