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America’s Story: Valentine’s Day, February 14

America’s Story, which focuses on many different aspects of American history and is geared to younger students, is part of the very large Library of Congress site. On this site you can learn about the origins of Valentine’s Day, so you’ll be all ready to celebrate come Saturday. Many of our celebrations have roots in early Roman times, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Watch a short video called “The Kiss” that Thomas Edison produced in 1900. There is also a picture of a display window at a candy store in 1948 showing the same types of candies we can buy today for our special Valentine.

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