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Musgrove Mill: Ray of Hope | The Southern Campaign

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August 19th 1780, three days after the Battle of Camden, another battle was fought. British Provincials from Ninety-Six were camped near Edward Musgrove’s grist mill on the Enoree River (Laurens County), with many recuperating from wounds received at the Battle of Cedar Springs.

Funding and support for the production is provided by The National Park Service, The Self Family Foundation, The George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, The South Carolina State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a contribution from Dr. Charles B. Hanna.

VietNomz l Vietnamese Orlando

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New Country, New Culture! Central Florida embraced immigrants fleeing Vietnam after the war. Learn how Philip Nguyen and his family have bridged Vietnamese cuisine into the heart of Orlando.

Orlando Greenwood Cemetery | Central Florida Roadtrip

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You can literally take a walk through Orlando history with a visit to Greenwood Cemetery.  It is the only cemetery in the city limits of Orlando, and is home to almost all of the city’s forefathers.

Sanford Mayfair Inn l Central Florida Roadtrip

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During the time The New York Giants ran the Mayfair Inn, they also ran the golf course which later became the Mayfair Country Club and Golf Course. During the late 1950’s, PGA tour events were held here, and Arnold Palmer got his first check as a pro golfer at the Mayfair.

What's in a Name

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Based on the WyomingPBS program What’s in a Name, students will view episodes of  the program to learn about how Wyoming towns got their names. In the introductory video Phil Roberts from the University of Wyoming introduces the PBS series entitled “Main Street Wyoming: What’s in a Name”. This introductory clip discusses how early explorers first named the rivers, streams, and mountain ranges and passes of Wyoming. Students will then work as a group to create a fictitious Wyoming town.

 

Hamilton Disston - Kissimmee | Central Florida Roadtrip

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After the Civil War, Hamilton Disston contracted with the financially wobbly state of Florida to dredge the Kissimmee River and drain its southern lands, for which he would own half of all the land that he successfully drained. This deal made Disston the largest single landowner in the United States.

Kissimmee – AKA “Cow Town” | Central Florida Roadtrip

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In the early 1900’s, the Cowboy culture started to emerge in Kissimmee and the Cattle business became a way of life.

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