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Photograph, Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii, Library of Congress.

This collection captures natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities [...] »

Map, Mouth of the Columbia River, WA and OR, Nov. 16-25, 1805, W. Clark, Codex 1

Presents the complete text of the Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark [...] »

Photo, A papier-mache cow. . . , 1944, Herald Newspaper, Flickr Commons

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture? [...] »

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Photography, Green Elephants Garden Sculptures, 18 Feb 2009, Flickr CC

Walk through the history of student gardening with documentarian Cintia Cabib, [...] »

"Rambles. . . ," American Publishing Company, 1886, David Rumsey Map Coll.

What questions should you ask when viewing maps as historical evidence? [...] »

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Map, Captain John Smith's Map of Virginia, 1612

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south. [...] »

Photo, 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Poster Art Contest, SodexoUSA

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their [...] »

Photo, Sea Lion performance, c.1971-1982, http://www.floridamemory.com/

How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America? [...] »

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