Category Archives: American Revolution

Let Freedom Ring: The American Freedom Train

*Post written by Mikayla Hanks, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In 1975, an air-conditioned, twenty-six car train made its way on a journey of a lifetime. More than 7 million Americans visited the train during its … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America! Remembering America’s Bicentennial

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. This year, America celebrates her 241st birthday: that is quite an accomplishment; however, just like milestone birthday, people go all out to celebrate. Similar things happened … Continue reading

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Leading the Future: Rare Land Grants of Founding Father, Patrick Henry

*Post written by Aaron Allen, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Most people would never think of Virginia as part of the United States’ western boundary; however, this was not always the case. Through much of the … Continue reading

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