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Cuban Missile Crisis Issue Date: 04-06-2014

Cool Spots imageHave you ever heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis? Clouds Over Cuba, cloudsovercuba.com, takes you back to 1962 in the JFK Presidential Library’s video footage detailing how serious this crisis was. Only 90 miles from the United States, Cuba agreed to house Soviet missiles after tensions had increased with the U.S. Watch President Kennedy address the nation about the threat of war, and feel the uncertainty of what could happen in the unfolding crisis. See an alternate history in “What If?”

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Explore the River Issue Date: 03-16-2014

Cool Spots imageCan you imagine walking on the bottom of the Mississippi River? Discover the Secrets of a Master Builder, pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eads/index.html, who did just that. In the 1800s, traveling long distances by land was difficult, especially when it came to crossing a large river. Meet James Eads, builder of the first steel bridge in the world, in The Film & More. He also devised a way to dive to the bottom of the river to explore and salvage lost cargo. Meet people who influenced him in People & Events, then view his designs in the Gallery.

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YOU for President Issue Date: 02-16-2014

Cool Spots imageAs we celebrate George Washington’s birthday, have you ever wondered what it would be like to be President for a Day, pbskids.org/democracy/be-president? First, see if you meet the requirements. Did you know that you have to be at least 35 years old to be president? Apply for the Job to be Kid President. As president you will have meetings with as many as 40 to 50 people each day. Find out fun Facts such as what a president does if he wants to order a pizza, and which president liked to play golf in between meetings.

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Investigate the Mail Issue Date: 01-26-2014

Cool Spots imageThe National Postal Museum presents the history of the U.S. Postal Service through unique artifacts in Arago: People, Postage & the Post, arago.si.edu. In Philately, you’ll read about the origins of stamp collecting, including a woman who collected more than 16,000 stamps to wallpaper a room. Take a look at the 15-cent Lincoln, the first commemorative stamp. Visit Exhibits and check out Just for Fun to find 15 Cool Things to See in the museum. Read about Owney the Dog and how he became well known through his travels on the railway.

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Mount Rushmore Memorial Issue Date: 01-19-2014

Cool Spots imageCyArk presents the digital preservation of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, archive.cyark.org/mount-rushmore-national-memorial-intro. This granite sculpture, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is visited by more than 3 million people each year. Did you know it took 400 workers 14 years to complete the sculpture, starting in 1927? Begin with a Virtual Tour of the site, then move on to Carving the Sculpture to see the historic photographs taken as work on the project progressed.

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