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Chicken and Dumplings

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I made Chicken and Dumplings recently and needless to say there were no leftovers.  This is a classic comfort meal of the Southern and Midwestern United States.  I found this  recipe by Sandra Lee that calls for rotisserie chicken, which I am quit fond of.  The prep work was easy and the dish was a hit.  The dumplings in this recipe are made from golden buttermilk biscuit dough.  It was good, but I will continue my search to build the better dumpling.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm

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United States Mint Facility | Denver, Colorado

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United States Mint at Denver, Colorado

The Denver Mint is located at 320 W Colfax Ave Denver, CO.

This branch is responsible for minting coins that will be circulated west of the Mississippi.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 19, 2010 at 8:08 am

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2010 Abraham Lincoln Dollar

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We are all used to seeing good old honest Abe on our money.  His profile is on the penny and the five dollar bill.  Here is his next entry on our currency.  The 2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 coin will enter circulation today November 18.  The United States Mint invites the public to a launch ceremony on November 19, the 147th anniversary of the delivery of his famous Gettysburg Address.  The event will be held at President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.  The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. This will be the 16TH Presidential dollar to be released.

Photo: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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Resolute Desk

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I have always loved having a great desk and workspace.  There is one desk in this country that has an incredible history.  The Resolute Desk is a made from the timbers of the British Arctic Explorer Ship Resolute,  which the United States rescued and returned to Britain.  It was gifted to Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 by Queen Victoria.  The desk was used by many presidents, but Jackie Kennedy brought it into the Oval Office in 1960.  This desk is a true part of our American heritage.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

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APPLE-1 — Personal Computer

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Here is a great piece of personal computer history.  This APPLE-1 motherboard, cassette interface card, box, and original documents are going up for auction at Christie’s.  It was the first personal computer with a fully assembled motherboard, launching the home computer revolution.  It is expected to bring $160,600 – $240,900. What an incredible treasure someone had tucked away in a drawer.

Photo: Christie’s

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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United States Mint Facility | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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United States Mint at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia mint is located at  151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA.

This is the Mother Branch.  Within these walls lies the presses, the engravers, and  of course the loot.  Coins minted here are distributed east of the Mississippi.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

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Mount Hood National Forest Quarter Launch

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The 2010 Mount Hood National Quarter Lauch is being held on November 17, 2010.

Time: 10:30 a.m. (PST), 1:30 p.m. (EST)

Location: World Forestry Center, Central Plaza 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

Photo: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm

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