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fireplace. this is where visitors get a chance to get an up close and personal look at the architectural style. 2015 is the 350th anniversary of bacon's castle being built. it was built in 1665. we are very excited we are able to continue our presentation efforts in order to hopefully keep it alive for another 350 years. announcer: you can watch this and other american artifacts programs anytime by visiting our website. you are watching american history tv 48 hours of programming on american history every weekend on cspan3. follow us on twitter for information on our schedule of upcoming programs and to keep up with the latest history news.
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each week, american history tv's "reel america" brings you archival films that help tell the story of the 20th century. ♪ ♪ >> after a series of brilliant launches, the space team runs into trouble. it fails just two seconds after blastoff. two of the engine cut out. it falls back and explodes. ♪ ♪ the test was to shoot a spacecraft to a point where the moon would be next fall.
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that time, an attempt would be a to put a surveyor on the moon to make test for a manned landing. estimated at $5 million officials are going ahead with the shoot. the launching crew 1200 feet from the blast were trapped for more than two hours wildfires were extinguished. because of the elaborate sega precautions at the base, no one was injured -- because of the elaborate safety precautions at the base, no one was injured. ♪ ♪ the ancient city of new orleans only young in spirit hoops it up for mardi gras. carnivale is king. there are a score of monarchs reigning over their courts. they all have loyal followings. night and day, the merrymaking goes on.
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mardi gras in new orleans brings tourists from all parts of the nation. eat, drink, and dance in the streets is the rule and at famed jazz places like pete's place. and who can blame them? ♪ ♪ in the days before mardi gras, there are parades honoring 19 kings and their crews. there is so much to see that most visitors try to stay up around the clock and say it is worth every headache. when the last band marches past and the last confetti is thrown, new orleans will settle down once more. but they will have plenty to talk about until next year. ♪ ♪ announcer:

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