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The First Christmas Card

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Love them or hate them, it’s time to send and receive Christmas cards. Which makes me wonder–how did this practice ever come about anyway? The postal service was not used by ordinary folks… Continue reading

The Year Of The STEM Candidate

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A total of 24 men and women with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ran for Congress this year in the United States mid-term elections, of which an unparalleled seven women won… Continue reading

Biddy Mason, Real Estate Tycoon

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I often prowl around on elusive websites searching for women of character upon which to build my heroines. While I was searching for great ladies in the wild west who were not school… Continue reading

The Federation of Woman’s Exchanges

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I love it when history smacks you in the face unexpectedly when you turn the corner. I expected to glean some historical significance last week when I visited one of the oldest log… Continue reading

America’s First Balloon Flight

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This week would not be complete without paying homage to the first American to attempt air flight by flying in a balloon. On September 8, 1830 Charles Durant did exactly that. He flew… Continue reading

The Girls of Summer

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As the summer of 2018 slowly fades into our collective rear-view mirror, I thought a post on America’s summer sports pastime of baseball would be appropriate. But rather than talk about the boys… Continue reading

The Wild-er Bunch

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We’ve all heard about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and Etta Place. Just the mere mention conjures up images of a smirking Paul Newman, drop-dead gorgeous Robert Redford and lovely Katherine Ross. Etta… Continue reading

The Long History of Soccer

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This week, with everyone’s attention riveted on FIFA The World Cup, the final pitting Croatia against France on Sunday, as well as the Thailand Wild Boar soccer team and their dramatic rescue from… Continue reading

The National Trails System in America

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While doing the research for my last entry here on the Appalachian Trail, I discovered there are two others, which form the “Triple Crown” of hiking. They are the Pacific Crest Trail, which… Continue reading

The Appalachian Trail

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It’s summertime in the United States. What better time to get out and explore our country. One of the best places to start, and one of our national treasures, is the Appalachian Trail.… Continue reading