#art, #history, #museums, #World War II 8|4|2011

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Photo: Retired Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray with “The Spirit of Tuskegee.” Credit: Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post


Jacqueline Trescott of the Washington Post writes about “The Spirit of Tuskegee,” a Stearman trainer that has been acquired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The biplane was restored by Air Force Capt. Matt Quy after being used as a crop duster and eventually wrecked.

The Victoria (Texas) Advocate has a story by Jennifer Preyss about a research odyssey that began when Jack Hodge discovered the World War II dog tag of Capt. Wesley P. Vordenberg in his frontyard.

The L.A. Daily Mirror and L.A. Crime Beat lovingly prepared from Twitter feeds by the bots at paper.li

The Buffalo Museum of Science’s annual summer excavation of an ice age site is ending after 29 years due to financial cutbacks and retirement of one of the project’s leaders, according to YNN.

The Byron field site in Genesee County, N.Y., has been a “tomb of many mastodons,” according to Richard Laub, curator of geology.

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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