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The menace of golf in 1659 New Netherland

In 1659, residents of Fort Orange and Beverwijck lodged a series of formal complaints “against the practice of playing golf along the streets.” Hackers and duffers no doubt posed the biggest menace, but even the most skilled of golfers could … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on football and the NFL

I suspect there’s a part of me that still loves football, but I’m also pretty sure it’s the part of me that is memories and nostalgia, not the part of me that lives in the here and now. In what’s … Continue reading

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Positive reinforcement

Just the other day, FedEx dropped off a lovely envelope from Early American Studies, and inside were copies to EAS 13.3, where my first full-length article appears. I last wrote about this project when submitting the piece–I held off updates when … Continue reading

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Wild and Scenic Film Fest

Wild & Scenic Film Fest expands to two locations 4th annual event features films that inspire environmental activism For immediate release Contact: Woodie Walker E-mail: woodie.walker @riverfriends.org Phone: (540) 373-3448 x. 117 FREDERICKSBURG – There aren’t many empty seats at … Continue reading

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Talking History series

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Snow combat

I don’t see any reason why Mary Washington isn’t already dealing with its snow this way.

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“Digital History means no more snow days”

That’s what UMW History’s department chair, Jeff McClurken, told one of his classes the other day, and I’m reminded of it after last night’s mad scramble to figure out what to do about the snow. I have a senior seminar … Continue reading

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