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'Standing Lincoln' returns home
June 28, 2016 - The first sculpture Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) completed at his studio in Cornish, New Hampshire was a statue of Abraham Lincoln for Chicago's Lincoln Park. Abraham Lincoln: The Man is also famously known as Standing Lincoln. On Sunday, a full size bronze cast of the sculpture was unveiled at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, a tribute to the lasting popularity of the revered sixteenth president and the sculptor's talent.
 
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'Standing Lincoln' returns home'Standing Lincoln' returns home
June 28, 2016 - The first sculpture Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) completed at his studio in Cornish, New Hampshire was a statue of Abraham Lincoln for Chicago's Lincoln Park. Abraham Lincoln: The Man is also famously known as Standing Lincoln. On Sunday, a full size bronze cast of the sculpture was unveiled at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, a tribute to the lasting popularity of the revered sixteenth president and the sculptor's talent.
 
Weekly VOCAB

Week of June 27

civilian: noun; a person who is not a member of the military or police force;
Hot air has an upside

magnetosphere: Select Part of speech...; NASA: the area of space around a planet that is controlled by the planet's magnetic field;
NASA: looking for data, not trouble at Jupiter

midst: noun; middle;
Summer sun, courtesy of nuclear fusion

ritual: noun; a practice performed over and over again, part of cultural and/or family traditions;
Celebrate salsa science!

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1971: Twenty-sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified giving the right to vote in all federal, state and local elections to persons 18 years and older. Before this time, the age was 21.

1864: Library of Congress: President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Valley Grant Act, Senate Bill 203. The legislation gave California the Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Big Tree Grove "upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation." The newly appointed Yosemite Board of Commissioners confronted the dual task of preserving the magnificent landscape while providing for public recreation. With remarkable foresight, board member and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted recognized that these goals could conflict. In his 1865 Draft of Preliminary Report upon the Yosemite and Big Tree Grove, Olmsted warns that "the slight harm which the few hundred visitors of this year might do, if no care were taken to prevent it, would not be slight, if it should be repeated by millions."http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

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1903 'Flying Machine' patent lost - and found1903 'Flying Machine' patent lost - and found
April 4, 2016 - Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903 patent for their “Flying Machine” was last seen in 1979 until it was recently found.

 

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