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Fort McHenry to mark bicentennial of battle, anthem

It's the sight that inspired Francis Scott Key to write what became the national anthem: a gigantic...that's what Key saw.Q: Any surprising facts about Francis Scott Key?A: He was an Anglophile who, at first, opposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-08-23/fort-mchenry-mark-bicent
Georgia highways unaffected by federal funding shortfall

...year 2013, Georgia received about $1.2 billion in federal funding.On Monday, President Obama stood near the Francis Scott Key bridge in the nation's capital and urged Congress to help states repair and rebuild critical infrastructure, The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-07/georgia-highways-unaffected-f
Parks tour beckons true baseball fans

...see a game at Camden Yards, I took a water taxi out to Fort McHenry in the Chesapeake Bay to tour the site where Francis Scott Key watched American troops in 1814 successfully thwart an all-night fusillade by English ships. The heroics at Fort...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-03-21/parks-tour-beckons-true-baseball-fa
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...an act of Congress on March 3, 1931. (So, yes, it would be hard to get it changed.) The song was written by Francis Scott Key during the bombardment of Fort McHenry on Sept. 13, 1814. He watched the bombardment raining 1,500 shells from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/10/met_217299.shtml
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Augusta Genealogy Society brings people home

...Rhodes traced Wambersie's life from Augusta to Savannah, where he married Ann Phoebe Charlton, the first cousin of Francis Scott Key, the composer of The Star-Spangled Banner. Wambersie, originally from Belgium, eventually became the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2012-08-21/augusta-genealog
Bill creates War of 1812 panel

...state. "The same naval and military forces that burned Washington, D.C., and attacked Fort McHenry, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became known as the Star-Spangled Banner, also invaded Cumberland Island, attacked St...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/23/met_58818.shtml
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Saving the Star Spangled Banner

...ceiling, stretching 40 feet down a wall - the size of a four-story building. The banner had to be big for composer Francis Scott Key to spot it from the deck of a small storm-tossed sloop, rolling in the Patapsco River nine miles away, in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/04/met_210832.shtml
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Ed Turner: Cooper's song is anthem for the last day of school

...Eighteen, Only Women Bleed and Poison , School's Out will forever achieve what Cooper said he wanted: "to be the Francis Scott Key of the last day of school."NO MORE TEACHERS DEPT.? Pat Blanchard Jr. got a big surprise last week while gigging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2011-05-18/ed-turner-coopers-son
Reunions calendar

...MILITARY USS CARPENTER (DD-825): Today, Chula Vista, Calif.; Jimmie Kennedy DD-825@HullNumber.com USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-657): Today, New London, Conn.; Al Singleman SSBN-657@HullNumber.com USS DIPHDA (AKA-59...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/24/ric_196106.shtml
Richmond Neighbors
Reunions calendar

...com USS CARPENTER (DD-825): April 24, Chula Vista, Calif.; Jimmie Kennedy DD-825@HullNumber.com USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-657): April 24, New London, Conn.; Al Singleman SSBN-657@HullNumber.com USS DIPHDA (AKA-59...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/17/ric_195239.shtml
Richmond Neighbors