This week, learn about local film history 🎥, a free old house 🏡, a statue reveal 🎤🎵, cool highway markers 🚘, and where horses came from 🐎🐎!
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How New Jersey became the birthplace of the U.S. movie industry
By Carole Horst for Variety (photo above courtesy of Fort Lee Film Commission/ Barrymore Film Center)
Owner of NJ estate wants to give away historic home for free, but it comes with a catch
By Adam Harding for NBC New York
Secret revealed about new Frank Sinatra statue in Hoboken
By Caren Lissner for Patch
Inside Idaho’s campaign to include indigenous history in its highway markers
By Jennifer Nalewicki for Smithsonian Magazine
Ancient DNA reveals the long-sought homeland of modern horses
By Ann Gibbons for Science (image below by Ludovic Orlando)
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