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Herald of the Storms: Isaac Cline

Today’s post comes from Ashley Mattingly, an archivist at the National Archives at St. Louis. During a time when formal scientific weather forecasting was in its infancy, Isaac Cline was a man with a penchant for predicting disasters. Born in … Continue reading

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Archives Spotlight: National Archives in Boston

The National Archives holds millions of cubic feet of permanently valuable records relating to the Federal Government. Laid end to end, the papers in our holdings would circle the Earth more than 57 times. But they are not kept in one place. … Continue reading

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Tornado saves capital, scares British

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. One hundred and ninety-six years ago today, the British sacked the District of Columbia. They were, in turn, sacked by a tornado. In 1814, the … Continue reading

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