When asked the question, "What race of people do you believe make the best soldiers?"  His reply:  "The Scots who came to this country by way of Ireland.  Because they have all the dash of the Irish in taking up a position and all the stubborness of the Scots in holding it." (Gen. Robert E. Lee)

When asked the question, "What race of people do you believe make the best soldiers?" His reply: "The Scots who came to this country by way of Ireland. Because they have all the dash of the Irish in taking up a position and all the stubborness of the Scots in holding it." (Gen. Robert E. Lee)

Appalachian Trail. The word Appalachia is an old Indian word and it has a real definition - "endless mountain range." The Indians thought the Appalachian Mountains went on forever and ever and ever.

Appalachian Trail. The word Appalachia is an old Indian word and it has a real definition - "endless mountain range." The Indians thought the Appalachian Mountains went on forever and ever and ever.

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Grand Duchess Tatyana Nikolayevna in court dress 1913, for the Dowager Empress ball on October 12, 1913 at the Anichkov palace in Petersburg.

Grand Duchess Tatyana Nikolayevna in court dress 1913, for the Dowager Empress ball on October 12, 1913 at the Anichkov palace in Petersburg.

Becoming a United States citizen in 1940 #alberteinstein | Albert Einstein is congratulated by Judge Phillip Forman after receiving his certificate of American citizenship during a ceremony held in Trenton, New Jersey on October 1, 1940. (Photo: Al Aumuller/Library of Congress)

Becoming a United States citizen in 1940 #alberteinstein | Albert Einstein is congratulated by Judge Phillip Forman after receiving his certificate of American citizenship during a ceremony held in Trenton, New Jersey on October 1, 1940. (Photo: Al Aumuller/Library of Congress)

Before they were Presidents: George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush sporting Yale sweaters.

Before they were Presidents: George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush sporting Yale sweaters.

Before the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island there was Castle Garden. Most people believe that if their ancestors arrived through the port of New York that they arrived through Ellis Island. However, if your ancestors immigrated before January 1, 1892 and arrived through the port of New York, they would have had to go through Castle Garden.

Before the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island there was Castle Garden. Most people believe that if their ancestors arrived through the port of New York that they arrived through Ellis Island. However, if your ancestors immigrated before January 1, 1892 and arrived through the port of New York, they would have had to go through Castle Garden.

WWII UK poster encouraging mothers to cooperate with the evacuation program for children of London. I can't imagine having to do this. I'd find anyway I could to go with them.

WWII UK poster encouraging mothers to cooperate with the evacuation program for children of London. I can't imagine having to do this. I'd find anyway I could to go with them.

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic [Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Library of Congress] via @Smithsonian Magazine

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic [Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Library of Congress] via @Smithsonian Magazine

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