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 I LOVE LUCY DAY – October 15

National I Love Lucy Day is observed annually on October 15. This day celebrates one of television’s all-time greatest shows; I Love Lucy. I Love Lucy, an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley made its debut on October 15, 1951.  The program created a new television experience with the first filmed and …
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NATIONAL TACO DAY – October 4

Get one, two or three on National Taco Day. On October 4th, the day recognizes the savory tortilla stuffed with fillings. It doesn’t have to be Tuesday, so get out an enjoy your favorite. The history of tacos predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. Anthropological evidence shows the native people living in the lake …
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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 MARYLAND DAY

On August 24, we usher in the 7th state to join the Union with National Maryland Day.  Maryland’s coastal location brings with it a deeply rooted maritime heritage that includes an ocean battle defending the city of Baltimore at Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. One witness to the action became so inspired, Francis Scott Key penned the words that later …
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NATIONAL FAJITA DAY

On August 18th, National Fajita Day recognizes the sizzling deliciousness of the savory Tex-Mex flavor found in fajitas. In the early 1930s, Mexican vaqueros in Southwest Texas developed what we’ve grown to love all over the United States. Using throwaway cuts of beef, they developed the fajita. However, it wasn’t long before they became a …
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