Brick by Brick: A History of LEGO

People of all ages have come to love the LEGO Group and its plastic bricks. A wealth of experience in engineering, testing, and development has changed LEGO from a maker of wooden toys in Europe to a global manufacturer of construction toys based around interlocking plastic bricks. The turn of the millennium has seen LEGO…
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American Indians on the Rappahannock

The Rappahannock River and the surrounding forests provided rich land and plentiful game for the American Indians who lived here before the colonists arrived. Some of the tribes still live in and around the Rappahannock region. The Patawomeck, Rappahannock, Mattaponi, and Pamunkey all live in this area, and their people tell rich histories through their…
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Local African American Historical Sites

Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland counties and the City of Fredericksburg all have houses, churches, and museums of great importance to African American history and heritage. The City of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg has a number of interesting sites for anyone interested in African American history to visit.  You can visit the Shiloh Baptist Church - Old Site…
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Memories of Christmas Trees Past

Christmas trees appear in so many happy childhood memories that it can be amazing to learn how old they are. From an old Germanic tradition, Christmas trees first appeared in the Middle Ages and spread across Europe. Later, German immigrants carried this custom to their newfound home in America. As time went on, many Americans…
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