Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Today's Devereaix Nuggets

October 26~

On this day in 1825 the 425-mile Erie Canal opened. News of the canal’s opening was transmitted to New York via canon; 81 canons were lined up within hearing distance of each other, one would fire as soon as it heard another firing. It was the fastest known communication of its day, taking 81 minutes to transmit the exciting news. Explore the Erie Canal @ your library.
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Wyatt Earp and his brothers along with Doc Holiday meet the Clanton gang at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, on this day in 1881. Meet Wyatt @ your library.

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