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July 15, 2015

First Frontier Mechanized Cavalry

No World War II exhibit would be complete without a few good vehicles. The story of the war revolved around transportation. From the jeep to the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) and the C-47 cargo plane, the United States’ ability to move massive numbers of men and machines to battle locations around the globe contributed greatly to the Allied victory.

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July 8, 2015

An Amusement Park in Miniature

Frank Salisbury’s handcrafted miniature amusement park has a permanent home at the History Center. The Ferris wheel is on display in Discovery Place on the third floor. Learn more about this detailed miniature and why Frank created it.

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May 6, 2015

John F. Leahy, FBI During WWII

At first glance, these artifacts—including a Western Electric telephone test handset, a lineman’s belt, and climbing spurs—look like equipment used by any telephone repairman from the 1940s. But their owner didn’t work for the phone company. John F. Leahy worked for the FBI.

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