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(The gravestone of Daniel Harrison in the Christ Church Burial Ground, 5th and Arch Streets, in Old City Philadelphia.  Photos by John McDevitt)

Historic Philadelphia Graveyard A Magnet For Genealogy Researchers

Many working on their family trees are traveling to a church burial ground in the oldest part of Philadelphia as part of their research.

05/03/2011

(Despite the rain, a long line of people waited in line today outside the Liberty Bell pavilion on Independence Mall.  If the government shuts down over a budget stalemate, the pavilion would be closed.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With Government Shutdown Looming, Independence Mall Gets a Teaching Moment

A group of grade school students visiting Philadelphia’s historic district got a real life lesson on Friday about the US government and the possible government shutdown.

04/08/2011

(A fireman examines a portion of the wreckage of the crash that killed Sen. John Heinz.  AP file photo)

US Sen. John Heinz, 6 Others, Killed In Air Crash 20 Years Ago Today

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of a deadly plane crash in the skies over Lower Merion that claimed the life of US senator John Heinz and six other people.

04/04/2011

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