Independence Day 2021

Happy Independence Day!

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Not much on my mind today, but here's an interesting story from the History Blog:

Signer's Copy of Declaration of Independence Found in Scottish Attic.

The article also includes interesting facts about the Declaration, some I already knew and some were new to me.

Among the latter is the fact that New York was the lone hold-out on July 4, but approved the statement on the 9th making it unanimous among the thirteen colonies, and the formal signing of the document by all representatives took place on August 2nd.

History is a rich banquet attended only by a few, as this Mark Dice video proves:

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Topdog is Steve Merryman, a graphic designer (retired), and illustrator. Living in the woods, Steve can often be found working on portrait commissions. In his spare time he paints, writes, shoots guns, cuts trees, hikes with his dogs, savors a beer or two, and searches for the perfect cheeseburger. He studiously avoids social media and is occasionally without pants.