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Washington’s copy of Constitution displayed

MOUNT VERNON, Va. — After buying it at auction for nearly $10 million, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is displaying the Founding Father’s annotated copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association paid $9.8 million ...

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Maryland’s oyster history: A tale of pirates, poachers

For a long period of Maryland’s history, the greatest threat to the survival of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay did not come from parasite-spread diseases dermo and MSX. It came, instead, from armed bands of oyster poachers and pirates looking ...

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Smithsonian music exhibit on 5-state tour

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — The Smithsonian hears America singing, playing instruments and telling its history through music. The Washington cultural institution’s New Harmonies program will feature this musical history with a traveling exhibit in five states — Minnesota, Mississippi, New ...

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Antique tractors take their place in history

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — Since 1997, when he bought his first tractor, Keith Jones has been a collector. That first one had sentimental value: It was his grandfather’s. His grandmother made him buy it at auction though, and she later ...

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