“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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The act of publishing a page is also con­si­der­ed a change.

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Want to search the database a different way? It might be possible. Send a note to the editor. If it can be done without overwhelming the server, we’ll add the option.

NOTE: This database is re-indexed once a day at 2 AM North American Eastern Time. New markers, photo captions, etc. added after 2 AM today may not be shown in Keyword Search results until tomorrow. While the index is being repopulated beginning at 2 AM ET, the keyword search results may be blank or incomplete. The re-indexing of the database normally does not take more than a few minutes.
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Jun. 30, 2022