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Oregonians Are Probably Wrong, It Should Be Said ‘Ore-GONE’

Millions of Oregonians have a shared pet peeve: people from outside Oregon calling it "Ore-gone" instead of "Orygun." Here are 5 reasons they're probably all wrong.

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10 Coolest Battles You’ve Never Heard Of

Only one of these real battles from history made it to the big screen. Well, with English-speaking actors anyway. Many films have been made about these movies, but none you can find, or enjoy without subtitles.

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The Fascinating Story of the Train in Pasco’s Volunteer Park

A local Facebook group shared stories from when the railroad train was first moved to Volunteer Park in the 1950s. Check out these cool stories!

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How a German Camera Company Saved Hundreds From the Holocaust

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Leica Freedom Train -- an impressive effort by the Leitz optics company to ship hundreds of Jewish families out of Nazi Germany. Upon safe arrival, the refugees would check in with the local Leitz office where they would receive a free Leica camera and a stipend until they found work. Many used the camera to make income.

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Did You Know Black Friday Started in 1869? [VIDEO]

This is a very interesting lesson on the history of Black Friday!

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Throwback Thursday: Royal Wedding, Missiles and Sperm Whales on Nov. 20

November 20 brings some noteworthy anniversaries. Perhaps the biggest is the 67th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth. See the others:

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10 Craziest Stories You Never Learned in History Class!

My favorite thing about November is all the historical documentaries on TV about veterans, Kennedy and Pilgrims! Here are 10 crazy stories from history you'll never find in a history book!

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Veterans Day – Many From Mid-Columbia Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

There have been many Mid-Columbians who we remember this Veterans Day.

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Throwback Thursday: 10 Unbelievable Facts About ‘Put a Spell on You’ and ‘Monster Mash’

What's Halloween without Screamin' Jay Hawkins' huge hit "I Put a Spell on You" and Bobby Pickett's "Monster Mash"? But do you know the stories BEHIND the songs? I dare you to believe these true facts!

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Throwback Thursday: Watch ‘The Muppet Show’ Halloween Specials!

Personally, I never really cared for The Muppets, but I'm a fan of Vincent Price and Alice Cooper! For season 1 and season 3 the Jim Henson Company invited these Halloween legends for a spooky version of their popular family show. Watch and enjoy:

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Check Out My Very First Lunch Box! — Remember the ‘Hair Bear Bunch’?

These things are going on eBay for between $65 and $100! The Thermos is selling for $25 by itself!

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What Candy Do You Miss From Childhood Trick-Or-Treating? [SURVEY]

When I was a kid my Trick-Or-Treating bag was always full of Big Hunk bars when I got home. Now I hardly see them. I really miss Zots (the hard candy with sour, fizzy powder inside) and Tangy Taffy, too. All three are still available, but Halloween no longer brings a plethora of them. What do you miss?

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