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mattjkjr47 ¡Feliz cumpleaños Emily! (I had to look that up) I hope your February 11th is as great as you are! I can't wait to see you tomorrow! Love you PS I'm still 18 so you are a cougar... #howwasyouremilysbirthday #19 #americanstories #rally #megcitylovescarribeansoup #ily #siches #cutieaward #fam #wowsomanymemoriessincelastbday #loveyou!!!!!!!! 1d

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sfredrep In honor of Black History Month, the NY Times is releasing hundreds of images from Black history this month. Pictured here is actress/singer/actress Lena Horne in her elegant Manhattan penthouse in 1964. Many NYC brokers/landlords refused to rent to African Americans so Horne's friend, Harry Belafonte, bought the entire bldg and invited his friends to join him there. Horne took the penthouse.
#NYTimes #blackhistorymonth #photoaday #americanstories
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jeanamariephotography National museum of American History. Same sex couple cake topper in the American Stories exhibit. #smithsonian #lgbtqa #samesexcouple #caketoppers #americanstories #weddingcake #wedding #weddingcaketoppers 2mon

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theportraitproject100 My name is Kent this is my dog Jesse James. We live in the Allentown area of Buffalo. My passions are dogs, arts, and history of Buffalo.

My Favorite beer is Yuengling. The oldest brewery is located in Pottstown, PA.

#jessejames #yuengling #beer #dog #doglover #100k #100thousand #allentown #americanstories #buffalo #comeasyouare #dogs #portraitproject #shareyourstory
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theportraitproject100 At age 42, I have experienced love, joy, hurt, and the loss of a child. I am a survivor of a tragic auto accident. I opened a business that failed, then opened another business that succeeded. I am a wife, mother of three, a hairstylist, and salon owner. I’ve adopted my daughter from Guatemala and know she was not born under my heart; but in my heart! I’ve raised a child with dyslexia and learning disabilities, fought for his right for an education and won. I enjoy making people feel happy, loved, and good about themselves. I am both blessed and thankful, and I’ve experienced all this through my faith in God, and believing that everything happens for a reason!

#accident #adopted #entrepreneur #god #mother #Pennsylvania #PortraitStories
#100k #100thousand #americanstories #americans #child #comeasyouare #culture #disabilities #documentation #dyslexia #education #faith #inspirational #joy #loss #love #MattelleNeely #MichelleLNeely #mother #motivational, #shareyourstory #portraitproject
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theportraitproject100 My parents immigrated to Buffalo, New York when I was a kid. There’s all this anti-immigrant talk nowadays, and I can’t help but think of where i come from, where I am right now, and where my life will take me. As a bonafide member of the “Bridge” Generation, I’ve always strived to fit in. I’m not accepted as a real American nor as a real Indian, which gives me a unique and strong perspective on the fortitude it takes to grow up in a country that so desperately relies on immigrants to keep it running, but treats them as 2nd class humans at the same time. I am an American by passport, an Indian by birth, and at the age of 36, still trying to be accepted as one or the other, or as both if possible. Let’s see where this life takes me.
#100thousand #america #americanstories #americans #buffalo #chrislazarus #comeasyouare #culture #documentation #identity #immigrant #indian #portrait #portraitproject #shareyourstory #follow #trumpshouldlisten #trumpshouldstoptalking #antitrump
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lovers.of.books E. A. Poe, M. Twain, H. James, J. Steinbeck... and others. It looks soo good! There is a kind of magic in it. #bookworm #oldbook #books #layout #old #americanstories #edgarallanpoe #literature #book #bookstagram #loversofbooks 3mon

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fiatluxetours #Kermit has been part of the #American cultural #zeitgeist since 1970. #JimHenson used his #muppets to educate and inform every generation since then. What's unique is Henson was one of the first to unlock the power of the television for educational purposes. He used the lessons taught by #Kermit and #Elmo and #BigBird to do everything from encourage kids to share to learn to read to accept those who are different from you. After the initial success of #SesameStreet, more muppets were created like #Gonzo, #FozzyTheBear, #MussPiggy and #RizzoTheRat. They started in tv shows and in movies. You can check out the most recent #ABC #MuppetShow Tuesday's. To find out more about American culture and history, book your tour#NationalMuseumOfAmericanHistory tour today at www.FiatLuxeTours.com. #AmericanStories #GuidedTour #TV #TVHistory #PopCulture #KermitTheFrogHere #Muppets #MuppetMovie #MuppetsTonight #Frog #Green #Smithsonian #MyDCcool #FiatLuxeTours #IlluminateDC 3mon

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jauja Happy 180th to OG herpetologist Robert Kennicott, whose original descriptions of our local Thamnophis (atratus, couchii, and hammondii), Arizona elegans, and Crotalus scutulatus represent a very tiny fraction of his contribution to the study of Natural History in North America. Kennicott was entirely uneducated in the scholastic sense. He never attended any kind of schooling. And still, by age 21, he'd founded the Chicago Natural History Museum and had become one of the most valued contributors at the Smithsonian Institution.
Suffering from chronic illness as a child, Kennicott's dad held him out of the classroom and encouraged him to get outside instead. His health issues may have prevented him from achieving formal education, but they were no deterrent to his drive for expedition and adventure. Kennicott is largely responsible for the State of Alaska. As one biographer roughly put it, "If it weren't for Robert, The US wouldn't have known that there was anything in Alaska to want." By age 31, while surveying Alaska for telegraph routes, he was dead—likely from a heart attack, plausibly via self-induced poisoning…possibly even murder.
In 2001, the Smithsonian participated in an exhumation of Kennicott's skull and used lasers to recreate a 3D image of his face!

A relatively short life lived, yet many lifetimes-worth of contributions to science, American history, telecommunication, and herp observation. Not to mention inspiriation. Raise a cold one tonight in memory of Bobby K, herper!

#getoutside #tunein #dropout #turnon #smithsonian #illinois #thamnophis #fieldherping #science #adventure #explorer #california #alaska #biology #taxonomy #optoutside #naturalhistory #herpetology #americanstories #nature
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msalyssasmith Hey, @rollingstone! Is @stolenrhodes on your radar? They should be! This video doesn't quite do them justice. Good news, though? They're on tour so lots of opportunity to see for yourself! #slowhorse #stolenrhodes #soulshine #americanstories #rockmusic 3mon

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chrisdthompson Skip Miller, second generation owner of Miller Lumber in Augusta, KY. On the banks of the Ohio River, Augusta’s ferry between the two states was about to be bought by non-resident operators when Skip banded local business owners together to buy the ferry. He and his company now operate the ferry as well as the lumber business. He hopes his son and grandsons continue he and his father’s legacy, but many changes in the lumber business make him unsure if they will be able to follow in his footsteps. 3mon

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forever_____________spring A bedtime story can be so rewarding for children
And also for me 😴
#timetosleep #americanStories #americanDream #keepfightingwithlife
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