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The Cornish Rectory

We take a look at the work of antique dealer, furniture designer and decorator Max Rollitt whose quintessentially English interiors are steeped in history - discover the best interior designers on HOUSE

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Did you know nearly all species of sea turtle are classified as endangered. Slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin, & shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching & over exploitation. They also face habitat destruction & accidental capture in fishing gear. Climate change has an impact on turtle nesting sites. - http://www.leatherback.org/why-leatherbacks #endangered #sea #turtles #wildlife

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"Fox Squirrel" [Scientific name - *Sciurus niger.* Sciurus is Greek for “shade tail” & niger is Latin for “dark.” Fox squirrels are noticeably bigger than gray squirrels and can have a variety of fur colors depending on their location.They can have a white belly & a face with black and white patches. In some areas they are also called the monkey-faced squirrel or raccoon squirrel due to their facial markings.]~[Photographer Sam Bland]

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George Gordon Meade (December 31, 1815 – November 6, 1872) was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in coastal construction, including several lighthouses. He fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War. During the American Civil War he served as a Union general, rising from command of a brigade to the Army of the Potomac. He is best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

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On Nov. 28, 1858, a ship called the Wanderer slipped silently into a coastal channel and unloaded a cargo of over 400 African slaves onto Jekyll Island, Georgia, fifty years after the African slave trade had been made illegal. It was the last ship ever to bring a cargo of African slaves to American soil. More than a slaving venture, her journey defied the federal government and hurried the nation's descent into civil war.

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