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(1) Chelsea Rose remembers excavating the house floor of Josiah Henson, whose autobiography inspired Uncle Tom’s Cabin, for the upcoming PBS season of Time Team America. (2) Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park. The Arratoon Apcar ran aground just below an unfinished lighthouse in 1878. (3) The Agnew Tramway in California’s Sierra Nevada, was built in 1915 to service a series of high-elevation dams still operating as the Rush Creek Hydroelectric Historic District.

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Josiah Henson (Wikipedia)

Historic Overview of the Rush Creek and the Lee Vining Creek Hydroelectric Projects, by Valerie H. Diamond and Robert A. Hicks, 1988 (Mono Basin Clearinghouse)

The Life of Josiah Henson, by Josiah Henson (Documenting the American South)

Maritime Heritage Trail, Biscayne National Park (National Park Service)

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Time Team America (PBS)