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A Memory of a Christmas Fire in 1957

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=Peter+Maida&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=10&y=10 These are my novels on Lulu, please check them out. I have been a bit frustrated today looking for information on a Christmas Day fire that happened in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1957.  I am admittedly the worst when it

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The Story of Dr. Beanes and the Star Spangled Banner is 200 Years Old

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=Peter+Maida&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=10&y=10 These are my novels on Lulu, please check them out. Yesterday I explained how Dr. William Beanes of Upper Marlboro, Maryland managed to get himself locked in irons on a British warship bound for Baltimore.  It was during the

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Posted in History, Upper Marlboro

Our National Anthem is 200 this year and Upper Marlboro was a big part of its creation.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=Peter+Maida&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=10&y=10 These are my novels on Lulu, please check them out. This should be a big year for the people of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  We have something very important to celebrate.  Upper Marlboro’s very own Dr. William Beanes was the

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Are Your Smarts Only in Your Smart Phone

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=Peter+Maida&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=10&y=10 These are my novels on Lulu, please check them out. Have you ever thought about how we are taught history? There has been a whole lot of history and there is very little time that schools can devote to

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Posted in Education, History, Opinion, Public Schools

The Amazing Story of Frank Martz and His Little Bus

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=Peter+Maida&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=10&y=10 These are my novels on Lulu, please check them out. It’s good to be back. Cathy and I had a wonderful vacation. We had a few days in Ft. Lauderdale and then we went on a cruise to the

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Posted in History, Memories, Uncategorized, Wilkes-Barre

Who were John Wilkes and Isaac Barre?

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=Peter+Maida&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=10&y=10 These are my novels on Lulu, please check them out. My hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was named after two men, John Wilkes and Isaac Barre. I always wondered why we were never taught about these men in school. We

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