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locust hill

from lewis and clark posted in history by pete_nice

Locust Hill is the birthplace of Meriwether Lewis. Only a few minutes from Charlottesville, the property of nearly 2000 acres was purchased by Lewis’ grandfather, Robert Lewis, in 1730. The plantation stayed in the Lewis family for five generations into the 21st century.

Meriwether Lewis was born here in 1774, and moved away to Georgia with his mother and stepfather just a few years later. Lewis returned here to live briefly as a young man and manage the estate for a few years prior to entering the army.

The house Meriwether Lewis was born in was built out of logs by his father William in 1766. That house burned down in 1837, and a new house was rebuilt incorporating some of the material of the original house.

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plainfield cemetery

from weird wisconsin, ed gein, serial killers posted in history by donkeyoti

Plainfield Cemetery is the final resting place of murderer/body snatcher/artisan of the macabre, Ed Gein.

His tombstone was stolen in 2000, but was recovered in 2001 in Seattle. The item is now in storage at the Waushara County Sheriff's Department.

Ed Gein is buried in an unmarked grave at the cemetery.

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taqueria tlaxcalli

from blue wave 2018 posted in history by prof_improbable

Favorite restaurant of Democratic up-and-comer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (from the Crowley/Ocasio-Cortez debate).

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rajneeshpuram

from intentional community, cults posted in history by pete_nice

From 1981 to 1985, the followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh built and lived in the city of Rajneeshpuram on the 64,000+ acres of the Big Muddy Ranch near the small town of Antelope, OR.

This became the subject of the 8-hour documentary, Wild Wild West. While the Rajneeshees religious practice and beliefs are generally glossed over, the film delves into (sometimes staggering) detail about the power dynamics between the community and the surrounding city, county, state, and federal governments, and eventually themselves.

Highlights include the first bio-attack in American history, mass transport of homeless people and blendered beavers.

Two thumbs up.

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lake oahe

from indigenous rights, environmental movement posted in history by pete_nice

The fourth largest reservoir by volume in the United States, Lake Oahe, is the product of the Oahe Dam on the Missouri River.

Native American culture runs deep in these parts: the western part of the lake is split into the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The legendary Sioux leader, Sitting Bull, may be buried at two possible sites near the lake.

In the 1960s, the US Army Corps of Engineers initiated 5 dams that flooded 200,000 acres of the habitable land in this area. As of 2015, the poverty rate is still associated with the history of this event.

In 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) made repeated attempts to cross Lake Oahe to bring crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in the northwestern corner of North Dakota to the oil refinery at Pakota, Illinois.

Many Bothans died to bring you this information.

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