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Pennsylvania Museum Details State's First Oil Rush

Pennsylvania is in the midst of an energy boom — but oil and gas drilling isn't new to the Keystone State. In fact, the world's very first oil well was drilled in northwestern Pennsylvania. The recently-renovated Drake Well Museum tells the story of the first oil rush.
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Montgomery County Salutes Its WWII Veterans

As part of an effort to fill volunteer seats on their board of veterans affairs, Montgomery County reached out to and honored the WWII residents in its midst.

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Antietam Changed Nature Of Civil War 150 Years Ago

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a look at what the North and South were trying to achieve on the battlefield that day and how Antietam ended up changing the nature of the Civil War.
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What Drove Early Man Across Globe? Climate Change

Some of the biggest human migrations coincided with major changes in climate, according to a new analysis. Researchers say early humans set out in search of climates where more food was available. And some populations stayed put in certain locations because barriers like glaciers blocked their progress.
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Same Camera, Different Century: Capturing Civil War Sites, 150 Years Later

For the anniversary of the Civil War battle, we wanted to re-create the original images.
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Park Ranger Recounts Civil War Battle of Antietam

This year marks 150 years since the Civil War Battle of Antietam. The 12 hours of fighting that day were the deadliest in U.S. history, as 23,000 men were killed or wounded.

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