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Why?

Why was that document created? Why was the informant the informant and not someone else? Why did they get married where they did? Why was the deed recorded when it was? Ask “why” about as many things on a record as you can. Even if you are unable to answer “why‚” sometimes just asking is […]

 

American History

From Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium

The word history comes from the Greek word historía which means to learn or know by inquiry. In the pieces that follow we encourage you to probe dispute dig deeper — inquire. History is not static. Its fluid. It changes and grows and becomes richer and more complex when any individual interacts with it.

Knowledge of history is empowering. An event is but the furthest ripple of an ever-expanding wave that May have started eddying outward hundreds of years ago. One who sees history is able to harness the power of that waves entire journey.

Finally the best history has at its foundation a story. A printer challenges a King and so is laid the foundation of the first amendment; a New Jersey miner finds gold in California and sets off a torrent of movement westward; a woman going home from work does not relinquish her seat and a Civil Rights movement explodes.

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