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Vicksburg museum  

Vicksburg museum

retirement trip of a lifetime..............still heading for New Orleans

October 3rd 2011
Day 2 of our trip down to Louisiana and no music today - but lots of history. Driving through more farming country we saw lots of mainly uninhabited sharecroppers’ shacks. Sharecroppers were really only one step up from slavery and life was tough. Mechanisation eventually took the place of manual labour and I guess people migrated to the cities to find work. We also saw some places where orig ... read more
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American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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