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  1. Patriot Quiz: How Well Do You Know The US of A? [Answers]

    by on 06-26-2012 at 08:03 AM
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    Now that you've tested your Independence Day skills, check to see how you did!

    Answers

    1. B - Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.

    2. D - About $230 million worth of fireworks were imported in 2011 from China.

    3. A vexillologist is a flag expert.

    4. B – Folding the flag into a triangle represents the shapes of the tricorn hats
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  2. Patriot Quiz: How Well Do You Know The US of A?

    by on 06-26-2012 at 08:00 AM
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    Fireworks, barbecues and parades are just a few of the traditions Independence Day brings to mind, but do you know our country as well as you think? Test your skills on our patriot quiz! You can find a link to the answers at the bottom of the page. (No peeking!)

    Questions:
    1. Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?
    a. Betsy Ross
    b. Francis Bellamy
    c. Thomas Jefferson
    d. Francis
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  3. Jarbidge Wilderness: A Breath of Fresh Air

    by on 07-18-2011 at 07:00 AM
    Every year, a lucky full-time employee of STP gets a chance to win a trip to the Jarbidge Wilderness, an area full of life, color, beautiful territory and some of the cleanest air you can find in the United States. The Jarbidge Wilderness Mountains, near the Nevada/Idaho border, are one of the few places in the US still considered to have class-1 air quality. Brandon Koomler, an Inventory Control Expert in Boise, won the chance to breathe it all in.

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  4. Two Reasons to Celebrate: Grand Slam & Great Deals

    by on 06-29-2011 at 10:07 AM
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    What does a company like Sierra Trading Post and a Grand Slam like Wimbledon have in common? More than you might think. Both are celebrating big anniversaries…Wimbledon just happens to be 100 years ahead.

    Wimbledon 2011 is the 125th time that The All England Lawn Tennis Club will have hosted the championships. How are they celebrating? It’s quite different than Sierra’s $25,000 worth of giveaways. Programs from BBC, documentaries, new exhibitions,
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  5. Strawberries & Cream anyone? 10 Facts about Wimbledon

    by on 06-20-2011 at 12:24 PM
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    With Wimbledon in full swing today, I thought it fitting to dish out some unknown facts about tennis and the Grand Slam. For many, tennis is not their “cup of tea,” as the British would say. I am here to sway those thoughts. First, tennis brings intensity and anticipation as you wait for the first person to mess up. Second, it inspires you to get into shape because their skill and endurance is something to behold. Third, you never know if someone is going to throw
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    Updated 06-20-2011 at 02:49 PM by kimig

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