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Wyoming: the what and the “Wy”

The area of what is now known as Wyoming was inhabited by the Algonquin-speaking Munsee Indians.  They named the land xwé:wamənk which means “at the big river flat” which later evolved into the name Wyoming.

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Ravens find a haven…in Baltimore

The Baltimore Raven are one of the newer teams in the NFL.  They got their start in 1996 when Art Modell decided he would like to move his Cleveland Browns to Baltimore.  This caused some controversy but ultimately Cleveland would … Continue reading

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The Seahawks catch a franchise in Seattle

In 1974 a professional football franchise was awarded to Lloyd Nordstrom (of the retail chain).  Originally, the team name was going to be the Seattle Kings however like many fledgling teams the ownership held a naming contest amongst Seattle natives … Continue reading

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Falcons come home to roost…in Georgia

Joining the NFL in 1965 the Atlanta Falcons became the 15th NFL team.  At the time there were many people that were vying for an Atlanta-based football franchise but in the end it was awarded to Rankin Smith.  For the … Continue reading

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The 49ers prospect for a football team

California is known for being one of the main destinations for gold prospectors in 1849.  That year saw many a bearded man rush to the hills and streams of California in search of gold-colored riches.  It was on this legacy … Continue reading

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Houston…we have a football team

As the newest member of the 32 team NFL, the Houston Texans don’t have the kind of storied past that some teams do but they’ve done well just the same.  The Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee and became the Titans which left … Continue reading

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EPCOT and a Vision

Walt Disney had a vision for the future and to that end he planned for the construction of  a place that would showcase those futuristic predictions and hopes.  This place would act as a model of what communities in the … Continue reading

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Harry and the Jets

It wasn’t until 1959 that Harry Wismer was granted a franchise for a professional football team in New York.  One the driving forces was to compete with the NY Giants so to that end Harry named the fledgling team the … Continue reading

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Democrats, Republicans, elephants and donkeys, Oh My!

The Republican party was formed when certain members of what was known then as the Democratic-Republican Party left under pressures surrounding the anti-salvery movement in the 1850’s.  It has been more or less recognized as an official party since the … Continue reading

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Shedding some light on the moon: Blue Moon vs. Harvest Moon

The blue moon is one that happens every three years or so.  The typical lunar cycle works out to be one full moon every 29.53 days however dividing the number of days in a year (365.25) by the lunar cycle … Continue reading

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