(can) trace one's history (back) to

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: to have existed since The school traces its history (back) to the early 19th century.

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“(can) trace one's history (back) to.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/(can)%20trace%20one's%20history%20(back)%20to. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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