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Valentine’s Day – History

The current traditions of Valentine’s Day are rather quite simple. It’s meant to be a special day where couples show their affection for one another with gifts, cards, flowers, and chocolates. The February 14th holiday is popular in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom. The holiday pulls in approximately $17.6 billion, […]

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Christmas – History

Christmas is a time of joy, giving, and a reflection of the year that has passed. The holiday is filled of gift giving, storytelling, and family togetherness. At least, that’s how most of us recall this during our lifetime. For those of us who celebrate the “traditions” of Christmas, it brings back memories of hanging […]

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Gettysburg Orphanage – Investigation

Gettysburg Orphanage November 3, 2019 Gettysburg, PA   Investigation  Nestled in between a bed and breakfast, along with an artifacts store, is the Gettysburg Orphanage. The three-story brick building was a safe haven for children who lost their families during the Civil War. At first, with a caring matriarch and caregiver, the orphanage was run […]

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Jennie Wade House – Investigation

Jennie Wade House November 2, 2019 Gettysburg, PA   Investigation  In the heart of Gettysburg, PA rests a small, quaint brick home now surrounded by hotels and parking lots. This was the location of (miraculously) the only civilian casualty of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. Jennie Wade was simply trying to help feed her family, […]

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Gettysburg Orphanage – History

Located on the edge of the original battlefield along Steinwehr Aveneue and Cemetery Hill, the orphanage stands as a reminder of the brutal past that, not only those fighting in the war but also, those who lost parents, family, and loved ones also felt the horrors of the war. The war did not simply end […]

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Jennie Wade House – History

The small brick house situated outside the main town square of Gettysburg, PA is overshadowed by the hustling and bustling of tourists and the sheer height of the neighboring hotel. However, the Jennie Wade House is far more than a small brick structure. There is plenty of history that lies within its’ walls and behind […]

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