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Flag Day – Born In The Heartland Of America

Read who is credited with starting the annual holiday, who is believed to have designed the flag (contrary to popular opinion) and when it became an official holiday.

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Sterling Grove Historic Home Tour and Blues, Jazz & Motown Festival, April 22

Proceeds will be dedicated to the mission of SGNA: to promote, preserve, and revitalize Lafayette’s most historic neighborhood.

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September 11 Retrospective
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What’s The Most Historically Significant Event Of Your Lifetime?

The Pew Research Center Polled 2,000 Americans inquiring what they regard as the most historically significant event of their lifetime...

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A Personal Visit To Pearl Harbor [Photos]

There is an eerie quiet that consumes you the moment you step off the bus and walk through the gates. Gone is the laughing and horseplay of a family on vacation. Instead, there is a quiet respect for those whose final resting place is this hallowed ground.

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California To Ban Toxic Chemical Used In Dry Cleaning
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America’s Oldest Chinese Laundry Closes After 140 Years

If you grew up watching old westerns, it seems every town in the old west had a Chinese laundry...

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2016 Fall TV Preview: 30 Premieres You Can’t Miss

These days, it'd take at least two years to watch only only one season's worth of #PeakTV, a quarter of which won't even be around a second year. You’d need some sort of absurd television guidance periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you' we've put together an in-depth look at 30 major must-see premieres kicking off as early as August 31.

Come, wrap some barbed wire around your bats and grab a coffee in Stars Hollow, as we descend into the madness that is Fall TV 2016!

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What Did It Used To Be? The Strip, Lafayette LA

Lafayette has experienced many changes since I moved here to go to college. The oil business crashed, surged, and crashed again. A drive-in movie theater became a grocery store, and then a movie theater again...

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Continuing Drought Reveals Lake Mead Ghost Town
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16 Ghost Towns In Louisiana

When you think of Ghost Towns, Louisiana isn't a state that comes to mind that would have an abundance of them. Turns out there are SIXTEEN Ghost Towns in Louisiana!

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Tour WWII Aircraft On Display In Lafayette This Week

The Collings Foundation is offering tours of the planes and even training in some of them.

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Do You Remember Where You Were When Challenger Exploded?

For one generation, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was an event that was forever tied to the moment it happened. For my generation, one such event was the Challenger disaster.

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All Female Coxless Crew Rows Across South Pacific For Charity [Video]

An all female crew spent 9 months rowing from California to Australia. They are the first all woman rowing crew to cross the the South Pacific in a rowboat.

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Locals Donate Atomic Bomb-Damaged Vase To WWII Museum

The right side of the vase looks "normal", whereas the left side looks dirty: the marks are flash burns from the blast of the bomb that was dropped on the city.

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