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Top travel destinations for 2015

...70 years since independence from France and 50 years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived at Da Nang, which some historians say marked the start of the Vietnam War ? even though Americans had been sent to the country in prior years.A number of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/top-travel-destinations-2015
Fort Gordon | The Augusta Chronicle

...cemetery with 150 graves in the Bath community, according to a history of Fort Gordon published by Fort Gordon's command historian office. The camp was named after a Civil War commander from Georgia, Gen. John B. Gordon. One of the first units...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/fort-gordon
World War II Museum tour visits Battle of Bulge locations 70 years later

...the museum's Dec. 11-20.The group was accompanied by a curator from the museum in New Orleans, Larry Decuers, and a historian who has written about the six-week battle, Alex Kershaw, author of The Longest Winter.The tour participants, who paid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-20/world-war-ii-museum-tour-visits-bat
There goes the republic

...well represented in Washington right now.A republic, if you can keep it, relies on the rule of law and honest representation of the people. If this act stands, historians may point to Nov. 20 as the day the republic was lost.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-22/there-goes-republic
Washington County enters another semifinals behind Gray's play

...eight scores tied for second in state history, only two behind the record, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.The senior quarterback will lead Washington County to the semifinals for the second consecutive year when the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-04/washington-c
Washington County's A.J. Gray has night for record book

...legs do the talking as he recorded 442 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.According to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, the yardage ranks fifth all time in a single game in Georgia. The touchdown total is tied for second most ever...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-11-28/washington-c
'Devil' or fiery peacemaker: 5 questions and answers about Sherman's March, 150 years later

...different way.WHO WAS SHERMAN?Historian John Marszalek, the author of...of physical damage, though historians call this figure a guess...generals."Many military historians agree, saying he influenced...bring the war to an end.Historian Robert O'Connell, author...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-15/devil-or-fiery-peacemaker-5-q
Former Gov. Carl Sanders dies

...Kennedy when he ran," Mr. Sanders said. He had also taken "a progressive stance" on public school integration, something historians might point out that Sen. Russell did not do."I felt I made a good case," the former governor said.His effort made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-17/former-gov-carl-sanders-dies
Little green army men, Rubik's Cube and bubbles named to The Strong's National Toy Hall of Fame

...their own stories within the movie mythology. In they went.To making the ballot, toys first have to survive a panel of historians and curators at The Strong museum, where the 16-year-old hall of fame is housed. The group meets several times to choose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-27/little-green-army-men-rubi
Courthouse architecture in Georgia is captivating

...also commemorates the centennial of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.There is light text throughout from historians, ex-lawmakers and judges about the importance of courthouses, and nostalgic remembrances of certain favorites, but most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-11-13/courthouse-architecture-georgia-cap