Monthly Archives: May 2013

John Muir, Father of the National Park Service

May 28, 1892 John Muir founded the Sierra Club, “to make the mountains glad.” He was the club’s first president. Muir through his writings helped convince the government to establish and protect many national parks such as Yosemite and the … Continue reading

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Affirmed 35 Years Ago Today

On this day in history, May 20, 1978, Affirmed captured the second leg of the Triple Crown jewel by winning the Preakness. ┬áRidden by Steven Cauthen, Affirmed ran 1:54.4 to defeat Alydar by a neck. Affirmed who had already won … Continue reading

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A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned

Canada eliminated the penny in February and now the 17 European nations that use the euro are considering doing the same…what happens to all of the pennies when countries no longer count their monetary value? Answers vary, from pennies will … Continue reading

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