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Explorers and Expeditions

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From the beginning of time man has never been satisfied to stay in one place. Forever curious, individuals and groups have set out on new and wondrous voyages throughout history. Their stories and information can be found here.
Front brakes are quite easy to repair. I have a 93 ranger extended cab myself. There are two main components the rotor and the calipers. After your car is on jack stands remove your wheel (* important note: make sure your brakes arent depressed before you start working on them. this will draw the b…
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Got the owner's manual? It will have the tune-up intervals listed in the back. Some newer vehicles get their first tune-up at 100,000 miles. And then- You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library. A "tune-up" would inc…
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A boat from the Santa Maria took Columbus ashore.The names "Niña ", "Pinta" and "Santa Maria", are currently applied to the ships of Columbus' first voyage in 1492.On October 12, 1492, a lookout aboard the Pinta was first to sight land, an island in the Bahamas. As there were no developed harbors, …
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The first European to visit New York was Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524. The Dutch claimed the land in 1609 following Henry Hudson's search for a Northwest Passage and called it New Netherland.
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Your Mom, Discovered America
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Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean solo. AE's plane went down and the whereabouts of her body are still unknown. Some believe that they have jsut found her bones on some small island. See the Earhart link to the right for more info.
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My apology and compliments to the original answerer of this question, who responded with: "200-600 tons" I have decided to improve this answer because I believe that the information provided in the original answer is inaccurate and, in any case, too vague to be meaningful. The Santa Maria was the…
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I would say that there were two, which one is more important is a matter of opinion. One was the trade winds. Columbus had figured out that there were strong, steady winds blowing east to west and then west to east according to the season, that would take ships all the way across the Atlantic Ocean.…
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Pizarro was with the Incas, and Cortes was with the Aztecs.
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Probably, Humboldt was a popular naturalist and shall we say knowledge-Man. as one might guess he has been much-honored by nomenclature of Parks. There was a movement to call Central Park (In NY) Humboldt Park, this was shorted-out by anti-German tidal wave in World War I- though there is a bust of …
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Famous Chinese Explorer there were no chinese explorers zxcvvv
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I do not know what picture you are looking at, but it probably is a "sextant", a navigational instrument used for measuring the altitude of celestial bodies to determine longitude and latitude. Actually, the sextants I've seen looks nothing like an hourglass. But I believe Chtistopher Columbu…
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Central Africa, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, unless you want to count the polar regions which came a few decades later. Parts of the interior of South America were also little known into the 20th century.
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At Punta Catoche, Cortes came across Aguilar, a man who had survived a shipwreck and spent nine years as a slave to a warlord. Cortes enlisted the man; his knowledge of Maya would be invaluable to the explorer.
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Their earliest interest was to find out if the Hudson River (which was un-named at the time) would lead them to the Northwest Passage and India.
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try verrazanno you know like the New York bridge It was verrazanno, but this guy just wants to get it over with so he is not being very polite.
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Answer He was the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean.He was pretty young when he flew across the Atlantic ocean. Charles Lindbergh was the first male to fly solo, and his child was kidnapped and murdered, which was called the 'Crime of the Century.' Extra Notes: And…
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Answer Columbus set sail to find a feasible sea route between Europe and Asia. He was seeking the lands then known as Cipango (Japan), Cathay (China), the Spice Islands (Indonesia), and India. His and other explorers motive's were economic. They wanted to avoid the costly overland routes to Asia …
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Watlings Island? This debate has been going on for more that 500 years. The truth is....nobody really knows were Columbus first stepped foot on the New World. If you want a good guess, most historians have agreed on Guanahani Island which today is known as Watling Island in the Bahama's. The reason …
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Answer They were trying to find a quicker route to Asia. Their main motivation was spices and other trade items.
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Actually the Queen didn't like him very much at all. She and the King only tolerated Columbus because he was their best hope for beating Portugal to the riches of Asia in their eyes. The belief that Columbus was a favorite of the Queen is just another myth.
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Several of his voyages were merely as an observer by the invitation of Manuel I of Portugal. On a voyage in 1500 which was commanded by Pedro Alvares Cabral, the Portuguese discovered Brazil. When this expedition returned to Portugal with the news of this discovery, the King wanted to know if this w…
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Compass, cross staff and astrolabe. The latter being a primitive sextant
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She wanted Columbus to spread Christianity for her and bring back jewels, spices, and other goods.
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Prince Harry the Navigator was a Portuguese navigator who was responsible in the development of European exploration and also continued the works of Christopher Columbus.
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The Strait of Magellan is located between the southern tip of Chile and the island of Tierra del Fuego, at the southern tip of South America. Latitude: 53°28′51″S Longitude: 70°47′0″W
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Actually, it was Howard Hill. The real problem is that the elephant was first shot in the knee with a rifle so that it couldn't escape. Not exactly "fair chase". Bob Swinehart is also rumored to have done the same when he took his elephant. The first white person to take an elephant solely by usin…
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Amerigo Vespucci is important because he was one of the early explorers of the New World, and also because the continents of North and South America were named in his honor. (He was also known by the name of Americus Vespucci.) Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy in 1454. He was well-educat…
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Answer She proved that women can fly planes and she took a risk for america.
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Answer French explorers who led the first French expedition down the Mississippi River.
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their most efective weops were sticks. they wold charge an army and beat the with sticks.
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Sir John Borodell was born in Cork, Ireland in 1585, and died there in 1667. He married Anne Broughton in 1616, and together they had 12 children.
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Answer In 986, Norwegian-born Eirik Thorvaldsson, known as Eirik the Red, explored and colonized the southwestern part of Greenland. It was his son, Leiv Eiriksson, who became the first European to set foot on the shores of North America, and the first explorer of Norwegian extraction now accorde…
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Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. She also broke many aviation records, like the woman's speed record of 100km and the woman's altitude record of 1400 feet.
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He sailed for English and then Dutch Merchants.
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At the beginning of season five of Grounded For Life, Jake Burbage, the actor that played Henry Finnerty, left the show to move back to New Jersey with his family. He is not seen on the show again, but is referenced a few times.
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There is no record of the Cook Islands' or New Zealand's direct involvement in World War 1. During the period of the war, however, the Cook Islands was a British protectorate.
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The Columbian Exchange was a biological and cultural exchange of plants (especially potato, maize and various fruits), animals (e.g. horses), humans (via slavery) and their culture, and communicable diseases between Europe (the "Old World") and the Americas after Christopher Columbus's first voyage …
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Answers 1. As economic migrants. 2. To flee religious persecution (or discrimination). 3. As political refugees. 4. Some people who had disgraced themselves in Europe went to the New World to make a fresh start. 5. Until about 1820 many European countries were reluctant to meet the cost of keepi…
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there were many good and bad effects of Columbus's voyage one positive point was that this voyage lead to the Renaissance which means the rebirth of learning art and culture. one negative point was that Columbus and his crew treated the Arawaks (natives) like servants an gay d if they did not do as…
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Christopher Columbus was looking for a western route to what was called "The Indies (China, Japan and the Spice Islands) so that Spain could trade with those regions without dealing with the Portuguese monopolies along the eastern route or the Islamic states along the Silk road. He thought the world…
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James Cook. He did not have a middle name.
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Answer Sir Edmund Hillary was the first explorer to reach the summit of Mt Everest on 29 May 1953, and was knighted by the Queen of England for his achievement. He was born on 20 July 1919 and died on January 12 2008, A monument was built for Sir Edmund Hillary on one of the mountains he climbed. In…
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John Cabot... or in other words Giovanni Caboto
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no the Indians lived there before anyone else. Then the pilgrims came. no the pilgrims discovered America. i mean come on how could anyone discover anything that was already discovered.Hah, your both wrong. Before the Indian's there was Lief Eriksson. So put that in your juice box and suck it. :)
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Christopher Columbus was looking for a shorter way to India
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Answer Marco Polo (1254-1324) was an Italian voyager and merchant who was one of the first Europeans to travel across Asia through China, visiting the Kublai Khan in Beijing. He left in 1271 (he was a teenager at the time) with his father (Nicolo Polo) and uncle (Maffeo Polo); they spent about …
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After Columbus came to North America, the people there suffered from loss of religion, and were forced to work in gold mines, on ranches, and in Spanish households.Also, when the Europeans came to North America the natives caught European diseases.
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No one in Latin America, where Columbus first landed, has ever heard of "Christopher Columbus" because that is NOT the name of the man who discovered America. His name was "Cristobal Colon". American historians like to make it look like Americans discovered everything so they tried to translate Cris…
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Bad weather alone was enough trouble, sometimes it would be too foggy for the boats to travel or too cold to leave camp. Also, rain would cause the instruments to rust so Lewis had to constantly check them and oil them down again. Along the river were mass amounts of mosquitoes which Lewis said "gat…
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Giovanni deVerrazanoHenry Hudson and DutchAfricans AmericansThey are: Samuel de Champlain, Verranzano Cartier, Henry Hudson, and John Cabot.No
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I'm currently compiling a list of plant and land findings, but someone else provided an extensive list of animals that Lewis and Clark encountered. Also, someone has provided the number of plants found: http://www.lewisandclark-2004.com/naturalhistory.shtml-carmen_f_bby- They considered the grizzly…
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Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897.
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William Clark was born in Connellsville Pennsylvania, but was best known in Montana history as one of the Copper Kings. Clark owned the majority of the copper mines here in town, but there was a constant battle between Clark, Marcus Daly and Augustus Heinze to have the best workers, mine the most co…
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Short Version The expedition's goal as stated by President Jefferson was "to explore the Missouri River, & such principal stream of it as, by its course & communication with the water of the Pacific ocean may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent, …
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The Hudson River was previously called the Mauritius River.
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park features live mermaid shows. The mermaids are beautiful women who performed underwater, wearing mermaid tails and breathing from concealed air hoses when necessary. Not "real" mermaids, but still an impressive display of aquatics, and for many decades Weeki Wachee has…
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Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) was an early explorer of the New World. He was one of the first individuals to cross all the meridians of the globe, sailing to the Pacific through the South American straits that now bear his name. Magellan, though Portuguese by birth, captained the Spanish fleet …
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Christopher Columbus was an explorer and a navigator. He is well known for his exploration of going out west.
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Answer: The expedition's goal as stated by President Jefferson was "to explore the Missouri River, & such principal stream of it as, by its course & communication with the water of the Pacific ocean may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent, for th…
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It is not known where Henry Hudson was born, his birth place is not recorded in any known document. Most historians believe he was born in England.
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He was 66 years old, a good age for the time (1460), so one could say that he died of old age.
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Answer According to Wikipedia, he went to Auckland Grammar School, New Zealand.
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Answer Amelia Earhart first woman to fly across the Atlantic in a multi-person plane in 1928 with pilot Wilmer Stultz. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. She set another first on 1935 by being the first woman to fly solo over the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii …
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Answer Thomas Jefferson had dreamed of exploring the west for at least 20 years before he even became President. In 1783 he had even asked Clark's brother, George, to take on the challenge. The Louisiana Purchase would later alter the character of the planned expedition from an exploration of Fre…
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Before Lewis met up with Clark, he began the expedition on August 30, 1803 in Pittsburgh PA. Lt. William Clark would offer to join Lewis on the expedition weeks later on October 13, 1803 at Camp Dubois (in present-day Indiana). From there, they sailed down the Ohio River towards St. Louis. In spri…
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The Lewis (Meriwether Lewis;29) and Clark (William Clark;33) expedition took exactly 2 years, 4 months, and 9 days. Sacajawea was with them 2 years of the trip. They thought it would only take till the fall (they started in march), but they didn't realize how big the land was
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Lindbergh was the first man to do a solo plane flight across the Alantic Ocean.
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Hernán Cortés was a Spanish explorer who is famous mainly for his march across Mexico and his conquering of the Aztec Empire in Mexico.
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Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy sometime between August and October of 1451. He later moved to Spain and would eventually sail for the rulers of Spain!
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He sailed under sponsorship of both Portugal and Spain but King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain were his major sponsors. He began working for local bankers and trade companies in Italy and was sent to Spain in 1492 to look after his employer's business. While in Spain, he began working on shi…
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Spain and Portugal
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No there wasn't any ship named the Mayflower in any of Columbus's voyages in 1492. The pilgrims were the people who sailed on the Mayflower to leave England in 1620 from persecution because of their religion.
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This was a time when new ideas were introduced to Europe. Up until this time Europe was still in the backwaters while middle-Eastern Islamic cultures were flourishing with discoveries in science and math. The eyes of the Europeans were opened through the Crusades. This was the time when the minds of…
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Answer Emperor Kublai Khan of the Mongolian rule over China, later to become known as the Chinese Yuan Dynasty. Kublai Khan or Khubilai Khan or "the last of the great Khans" 1215-1294 (also spelled as Kubilay Han in Turkic), was a Mongol military leader. He was Khan (1260-1294) of the Mongol Emp…
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Jacques Cartier was the first to explore Newfoundland, the first to take possession of land for France, first to exchange furs with the natives. He found and mapped the St. Lawrence river. He also gave Canada its early name "Kanata" Meaning village or settlement in the Huron-Iroqouis language.
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The Age of Exploration or Age of Discovery as it is sometimes called, officially began in the early 15th century and lasted until the 17th century. The period is characterized as a time when Europeans began exploring the world by sea in search of trading partners, new goods, and new trade routes. In…
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Answer Henry better known as Henry The Navigator
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Answer The expedition's goal as stated by President Jefferson was "to explore the Missouri River, & such principal stream of it as, by its course & communication with the water of the Pacific ocean may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent, for …
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Lewis and Clark were good leaders on their expedition. Lewis was considered to be the leader of the expedition and was a very insightful leader.
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The First colony in Roanoke In July 1585, 108 Englishmen went ashore at Roanoke Island off the coast of what is now called North Carolina. By the summer of 1586 there supplies were almost gone. They returned with Sir Frances Drake. He was the first Englishman to sail around the world. The …
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Brazil was discovered on the exact day of April 22nd, 1500, by a Portuguese colonizer called Pedro Alvares Cabral. The first sight of land for him was a mountain, which he named "Monte Pascoal" or "Paschal Mountain", because it was Easter on that specific day. The natives here were called "Indians" …
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The expedition's goal as stated by President Jefferson was "to explore the Missouri River, & such principal stream of it as, by its course & communication with the water of the Pacific ocean may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent, for the purpos…
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Answer By the end of the expedition, Lewis and Clark found and categorized 122 new animals and 178 plants, mapped the geography, and achieved friendlier relations with the natives. However, they did not find an all water route to the Pacific Ocean. List of plants discovered: http://wiki.answers…
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He set sail to Find A route from Europe to Asia when you sail Northwest. This route was called the Northwest Passage
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yes she did
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Christopher Columbus of Italy, though he is not Spanish
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No-one knows exactly when she died but she disappeared on July 2nd 1937 and was declared dead on January 5th 1939 as no traces of her aircraft or bodies had been found.
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None. He didn't know North America existed.
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aroung the year 1000
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an island in the Carribbean sea, the bahamas. _________ Actually, to be more precise, his first landing was Guanahani in the bahamas. Then his next stop in Dominican Republic/ Haiti. Where did he settle first in the United States? Florida? Georgia? Alabama? Puerto Rico is a territory, not actual st…
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Opinion Bruno Hauptmann was executed for the crime, however, many believe that he was innocent. The DNA evidence that could have potentially been used today to find the real killer, disappeared courtesy of the Lindbergh family. There are a few people who are suspected to have killed the boy, Charles…
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