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Week of October 29, 2001

Quote of the Week


"The doors of wisdom are never shut." -- Ben Franklin. Ben Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and he moved to Philadelphia when he was seventeen years old. Ben was a Founding Father of the United States. Read a book about Ben.

Photo: Ben Franklin.

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Picture of the Week


Sacagawea is so happy to find a new home with these girls. She was one of the many prizes won at the Special Olympics Southern California's Pier del Sol Event held Sunday, October 21. Donations to the event support year-round programs of sports training and competitions which make a positive impact on more than 10,000 children and adults in eleven Southern California counties. Read more about the Pier del Sol.

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Feature Book in Association with amazon.com


Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

This video is featured in Sacagawea's Books. Another great documentary by Ken Burns who brought you the video series about the Civil War, Baseball, the West, and Jazz. You'll feel like you are traveling up the Missouri River with the Lewis and Clark Expedition as the experts paint a complete picture of the journey.

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Trivia Question


This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: Where did the
Hopi live?

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: What year was
your state admitted to the Union?
Answer:
It depends on whate state you live in:
Alabama (1819) Alaska (1959) Arizona (1912) Arkansas (1836) California (1850) Colorado (1876) Connecticut (1788) Delaware (1787) Florida (1845) Georgia (1788) Hawaii (1959) Idaho (1890) Illinois (1818) Indiana (1816) Iowa (1846) Kansas (1861) Kentucky (1792) Louisiana (1812) Maine (1820) Maryland (1788) Massachusetts (1788) Michigan (1837) Minnesota (1858) Mississippi (1817) Missouri (1821) Montana (1889) Nebraska (1867) Nevada (1864) New Hampshire (1788) New Jersey (1787) New Mexico (1912) New York (1788) North Carolina (1789) North Dakota (1889) Ohio (1803) Oklahoma (1907) Oregon (1859) Pennsylvania (1787) Rhode Island (1790) South Carolina (1788) South Dakota (1889) Tennessee (1796) Texas (1845) Utah (1896) Vermont (1791) Virginia (1788) Washington (1889) West Virginia (1863) Wisconsin (1848) Wyoming (1890).

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Did You Know…


Did you know North and South Dakota were admitted to the Union on the same day?

Yes, on November 2, 1889, North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states admitted to the United States of America. Before becoming a state, they had been part of the Dakota Territory. The United States admitted four states to the Union in November, 1889. On November 8, Montana became the 41st state, and on November 11, Washington became the 42nd state.

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Who's Your Hero?


ALL Americans. All Americans are my heroes. In this time of horrible tragedy, we have proven UNITED WE STAND TOGETHER AS ONE NATION UNDER GOD.

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Your Question


Q: Who is Tony Blair? (Jenica from Ohio)

A: Tony Blair is the British Prime Minister. In Britain, the prime minister's office evolved in the 1700's. The prime minister is the chief executive and the head of the British government. Tony Blair was elected Labour Party leader in 1994, and became prime minister in 1997. Did you know the two previous British Prime Ministers were John Major (1990-1997) and Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990)? Winston Churchill was the prime minister during World War II.

Photo: Parliament and Big Ben in London, England.

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