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Hippies Change a Generation

The 1960s brought us the hippies—a younger generation who rebelled against their parents, community and government. It was a counterculture mantra of “turn on, tune in and drop out.” Flower power, marijuana and advocacy for communal living was the order of the day. Hippie culture reached its peak of influence and visibility at the Woodstock music festival in 1969.

First Long-Distance Call

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FDR Signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act

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Great White Fleet

President Theodore Roosevelt was on hand when the Great White Fleet set sail to circumnavigate ... more
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