Daily Archives: Mar 23, 2012

Beach Boys Play the National Mall: July 4th, 1980

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Who doesn’t like the Beach Boys? This was a pretty big concert on the National Mall for the first July 4th celebration in the 80s. Did any of you attend this show? Related articles The Beach Boys Reunite At The …

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The Smithsonian’s English Birth

Smithsonian Castle in the 1870s (Shorpy)

Some of you may not be aware of this, but an Englishman, who had never set foot in America, provided the financial backing for the nation’s greatest museum: The Smithsonian Institution. James Smithson was a wealthy man from across the …

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