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Broadband coverage still missing in Indian country (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

I reported recently, http://lawlib.lclark.edu/blog/native_america/?p=5293 , that the Warm Springs Reservation in central Oregon just received broadband coverage and consistent cell phone coverage on the entire reservation. This is one example of the lack of infrastructure in Indian country that is needed to support economic development and modern-day life.

Showing its awareness of this issue and the importance of this issue, the White House has issued a new policy initiative to promote broadband development throughout Indian country. The new Broadband  Deployment on Federal Property Working Group is designed to "implement a strategy to facilitate the timely and efficient appointment of broadband facilities on ...

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Archaeologists Search for Missing Cross (About.com European History)

An interesting history-related post from About.com European History:

While reading the Irish Central website to look at a different story, I found this brief article about the search for a missing cross. Until around sixty years ago a granite cross stood in Wicklow, when it vanished. Archaeologists are now planning to look for where it might be, believing it been buried. The blame for its movement seems to be on Father Matthew Blake, a local priest, who objected to what he considered obscene carvings, possibly of the folk characters Sheela Na Gig.

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1600 Folders of Documents Missing from British Archives? (About.com European History)

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According to this article from the Telegraph, which appears to be drawing on a freedom of information request, there are 1,600 folders of documents missing from Britain's National Archives. Documents relating to Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Churchill and D-Day are all reported absent, many having not been seen since the early 1990s. Now, we're probably not talking about theft here, as an Archives spokesmen said most of the papers are probably still in the Archives but on the wrong shelves or on loan somewhere.

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Roanoke Missing (About.com American History)

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Schoolchildren across the United States wish they could solve the mystery of 'Croatoan'. This mysterous word was found ...

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Infrastructure missing in Indian country (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

A Montana newspaper reports that almost three-quarters of the roads on American Indian reservations are unpaved.

Even worse, US Senator Tester was told on Friday that too much of the federal money meant to rectify that issues goes to states and urban tribes that do not need it.

The testimony on this issue was heard at KwaTaqNuk Resort (which belongs to the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Reservation) – the first time a U.S. senator has convened a committee hearing on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

The Rocky Mountain region, with the largest land-based tribes and most miles of roadways, has ...

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Civil War Letters: Wife Writes of Missing Husband (Blog 4 History: American & Civil War History)

An interesting history-related post from Blog 4 History: American & Civil War History:

Through out the years I have come across Civil War letters that I thought were excellent content wise, but just never fell in with the research I was doing. Therefore I want to start sharing these letters with you here, from time to time. The first one:

Albert P. Wright was a 44 year old carpenter when he enlisted as a private on May 13, 1864. He was mustered into Co. I of the 58th Massachusetts Infantry. Albert was captured less than a month later, on June 7, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va., and was sent to Andersonville Prison, Ga., ...

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