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  • Quilts for a Cause

    Quilts for a Cause

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    “Gun Boat Quilt” was a term given to the raffle quilts made by southern women in order to finance the building of gun boats needed during the Civil War to protect the ports of the southern states and the shipping lanes in and out of southern harbors. This is part of the story.

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The Mambo Craze blazed through New York City nightclubs from the 1940s through the early 1960s. The influence of Puerto Rican and Cuban immigrants, the extraordinary visible success of Desi Arnaz (“I Love Lucy”) and Xavier Cugat, and the comedian Cantinflas, was so great that even the staid Waldorf-Astoria Hotel featured mambo dancing.

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