Monthly Archive: May, 2017

Ezra Meeker And The Oregon Trail

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As so often happens when doing research for this blog, I begin with one idea in mind and in the course of researching what I think will be the blog for the day,… Continue reading

Caroline Warfield interviews Fred Wheatly from The Reluctant Wife

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Source: Caroline Warfield interviews Fred Wheatly from The Reluctant Wife

Republic of Florida – Who Knew?

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The romance and significance of the Republic of Texas is well known across the world. Cries of “Remember the Alamo” and “Come and Take It” have played out on screens both large and… Continue reading

The Desert Queen

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Among the colorful personalities of the late Georgian/Early Victorian world of the 1830s Lady Hester Stanhope stands out for her brilliance, independence, and sheer brazen disregard for social mores. If ladies rode sidesaddle;… Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson, Agriculturalist

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I find that the limited number of our flower beds will too much restrain the variety of flowers in which we might wish to indulge, &┬átherefore I have resumed an idea … of… Continue reading