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Celso Flores, Flickr
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This Day in History for June 17 – Lady Liberty Arrives and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor (More info)

1928 – Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman (More info)

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Author Ray Bradbury Dies

Writer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night  at the age of 91 in his Los Angeles home. Bradbury is perhaps best known for his book Fahrenheit 451, a novel depicting a dystopian future where books are outlawed

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Courtesy of TrackWalker, 1950's train that may have traveled through Richland WA
Courtesy of TrackWalker, 1950's train that may have traveled through Richland WA
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How Soldiers and a Horse Rancher Settled Richland

Even though the Indian treaties of 1855 at the Walla Walla Council (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walla_Walla_Council_%281855%29) opened the West to white settlement, it did not necessarily create peaceful conditions for the settlers.

For the next twenty years, Indian uprisings were not uncommon. Finall

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Flickr, Capture Queen
Flickr, Capture Queen
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Don’t Hide From Your Dental Problems – CBC Can Help!

I recently learned about Columbia Basin College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic and think it’s the coolest thing I’ve heard about all month.

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 28 – Volkswagen Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, ‘On with the Show!,’ debuts (More info)

1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens (More info)

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Oregon Says No to Native American Mascots [Poll]

The Oregon Board of Education voted 5-1 to ban Native American mascots at ALL Oregon schools.

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Mt. St. Helens Facts [VIDEO]

Mount St. Helens is most notorious for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 am PDT,

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You’ll Never Guess What Job Used to Require 80 Horses to Get Done

Sure, the Tri-Cities has a lot going for it, but should south Kennewick residents be called “Heavenites?” I thought that was reserved for angels! It’s also what people called wheat farmers in the Horse Heaven Hills in the 1880s

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Photographs purportedly show a large, apelike creature in Central Oklahoma.
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Bizarre Bigfoot Law In Texas

Don't know if the big hairy thing is real or not, he seems very sneaky to me

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Photo By Bear
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Bear’s Grandma Diaries Chapter 2. Grandma’s Birthday Is Saturday! She turns 97!

So as often as I can I steal away a little time from my everyday work and get a little Grandma time. As I have told you before Grandma is at Avalon Healthcare in Pasco. Which by the way they are taking excellent care of her

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Photo By Bear
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Bear Visited The WAAM Museum in Hood River! And What Was There?

Bear and Mama Bear made a weekend getaway last weekend to Hood River Oregon and spent the night at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. That was cool. We also did some sightseeing and took a look at what was south of Hood River around the the towns of Parkdale and Odell

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Courtesy of CHREST
Courtesy of CHREST
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Tri-Cities’ Surprising Role In The Frontier Mining Industry

Did you know the mining industry supported the Tri-Cities economy in the 19th century? In school we learn that before the Hanford Project the Tri-Cities was a ranching and agricultural community, but the beef and produce went to mines in Montana and British Columbia

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