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The state of TIAH
October 13th, 2006
in 1792, President Benjamin Franklin lays the cornerstone for the Presidential Mansion, which will be known as the White House, in the newly-founded city of Franklin, District of Columbia. His successor, Benedict Arnold, will be the first president of the United States to actually occupy the mansion, although many will complain of its somewhat sub-standard living conditions for generations to come. The city of Franklin, built near swampland donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia, will also become known as a haven for mosquitoes, snakes and other irritating animals – and that's just the lobbyists.
in 1845, in spite of strong popular sentiment to join the United States, the citizens of the Republic of Texas narrowly vote down the section of their constitution calling for a merger with America. President Henry Clay of the US was widely known to oppose the annexation of Texas, and the Texans felt little desire to join a country that didn't want them. They did harbor many Confederate soldiers during the war between the slave states and the free states, which led to a few border skirmishes, but the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1884 made it a slightly more friendly neighbor to the USA. It was still a fairly poor country until the discovery of oil produced a boom in the 1920's that brought in money and people from around the world. Today, the Texas Republic has many high-tech centers as well as oil production facilities and vast amounts of ranch and farmlands. It also has huge pockets of poverty, which has led to a movement in recent years to finally push for annexation into the US.
in 1972, Dr. Yvette Montclair, Professor Karl Ainsworth and Officer Xavier Hely of the Montignac Police spread an animal scent around the forbidden chamber in the Lascaux Cave. Dr. Montclair has a plan to get the cultists to track through this scent and then use a bloodhound to track them. Officer Hely has secured a bloodhound for just this purpose, and the trio returns to Dr. Roman Pelliot's house to wait for the next day to track. “At least no one's tried to kill us the last couple of days,” Officer Hely says. “Careful,” Ainsworth tells him, “you don't want to jinx us.”
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