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East Ascot

Roy Richwine purchased the property now known as Williams Grove Speedway in 1937. It was previously known as Grangers Picnic Fairgrounds. The first race was held on May 21, 1939. Joey Chitwood Sr set the fastest time that day by finishing a lap in 26.03 seconds. Tommy Hinnershitz won the forty lap feature, earning $400. […]

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Pantera carved a piece of heavy metal history

Pantera is well known for being a heavy metal band with roots in the state of Texas. Vinnie Paul and Darrel Abbott were the two brothers who created the glam rocker group. Vinnie was the drummer while Darrell was the band’s lead guitarist. It would be Darrell who garnered the most attention in future years […]

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East Africa Newsletter May 2006

Kenya and ecotourism This year, the Kenya Wildlife Service has been actively involved in sensitizing communities that coexist with wildlife to become involved in its management in order to use their heritage sustainably. The organization has realized that, without actively engaging with the community, it has affected the direct benefits of wildlife-based tourism for ecotourism […]

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Darien CT Historic Homes: Pond-Weed House

Built around 1700 on the old Boston Post Road, Darien’s Pond-Weed House is a classic Connecticut salt box with a large central stone fireplace and a sloping back that slopes toward the roofline. It is considered the oldest house still standing in Darién. In 1692, Nathaniel Pond, listed as “Branford’s Blacksmith”, purchased the land on […]