NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI DAY

On November 30th, National Mississippi Day recognizes the home of the Delta blues and the 20th state to join the union. How did you learn to spell Mississippi? Was it the M-I crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback-humpback-I rhyme? Or did you keep track of the seconds by counting one Mississippi, two Mississippi? If you did, …
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HISTORIC BRIDGE AWARENESS MONTH

Throughout November, Historic Bridge Awareness Month explores the spans and arches that carry goods and people across the country.  Whether the trusses are only a memory or stand proudly still against the horizon, Historic Bridge Awareness Month recognizes their place in the building of a nation. We are nostalgic where bridges are concerned. They played …
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NATIONAL POMEGRANATE MONTH

National Pomegranate Month is an annual designation observed in November. Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean, and they are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and used to be carried by desert caravans because of it’s thirst-quenching …
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NATIONAL GHOST HUNTING DAY – Last Saturday in September

On the last Saturday in September as part of the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt, National Ghost Hunting Day kicks off an annual international investigation of the paranormal. Ghost hunting stirs up images of abandoned mansions with murderous histories. For others, ghost hunting involves specters guarding ancient crypts. Centuries-old ghost stories around the world focus on …
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NATIONAL NEW YORK DAY

As we continue our tour of the states, September 21 brings us to the perfect time to honor National New York Day. People & Places The Lenape people populated the land now known as New York. They’re also known as the Delaware Indians. Their settlements also spread across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and parts of Delaware …
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NATIONAL TEXAS DAY

On February 1st, National Texas Day recognizes the Lone Star State along with its fierce record of independent people and history. The 28th state may not be the only state with a record of being a republic, but their dramatic revolution and fight for independence keep Texas history alive. Legendary History and People On December …
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NATIONAL VIRGINIA DAY

On September 14th, National Virginia Day recognizes one of the original 13 colonies and the 10th state to ratify the Constitution. Mountains in the west stretch south and east toward swamps and islands. The population is as varied as the scenery, too. From the picturesque small towns of the Old Dominion state to bustling cities …
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NATIONAL SOUTH CAROLINA DAY

On August 31, National South Carolina Day recognizes The Palmetto State and her unique landscapes, bold personalities, and long history. Catawbas and Cherokee were some of the first to greet Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century. Their tribes dotted the land with villages. The Englished established the first successful settlement near present-day Charleston. Named Carolina …
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NATIONAL BEACH DAY – August 30

National Beach Day on August 30th celebrates all the sandy beaches across the nation. It also provides an opportunity to help keep those relaxing places clean, so we can continue to enjoy them long into the future. As we live along the Gulf Coast of Florida this splendor has many spots along our coastlines.  So …
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NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE MONTH – September

Swing your partner and dosey-do, don’t let go. September is National Square Dance Month, here we go! Square dancing was first documented in 16th-century England, but familiar in France and throughout Europe, too. As European immigrants settled in North America, they brought the dance with them. In the early years of the country, there was …
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