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La Floride

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Florida. For most of us, the word brings to mind sunny skies, clear water, white sand, citrus groves, a river of grass, and Micky Mouse. Perhaps we have visited the tourist destinations scattered… Continue reading

When Being Civilized Was Not Enough

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War bonnets, teepees, Appaloosa ponies, and a nomadic lifestyle – these are the images that have been promoted of Native Americans living prior to the 20th Century. And for the tribes of the… Continue reading

Living History: The Funk Heritage Center, Part II

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Chattooga, Talulah, Toccoa, Hiawassee, Elijah, Waleska, Etowah, Chattahoochee, Enota, Amicalola, Dahlonega, Chickamauga The long ago, original inhabitants of Georgia’s northern counties, lying between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee, live on in the names they… Continue reading

Living History: Funk Heritage Center Preserving the Past for the Future, Part I

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In a beautiful corner of northwest Cherokee County, Georgia lies Waleska, a village that boasts one traffic light and the United Methodist associated Reinhardt University. I could write volumes about what the college… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2017 from Becky, Caroline, & Linda!!

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King’s College Choir at Christmas

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Music is so closely associated with Christmas that without it, the holiday would be an entirely different experience. Between Advent and Epiphany, choirs singing hymns and carols are heard in nearly every location… Continue reading

Living History: Cades Cove Under Threat

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As I write this on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, one of my favorite places on earth is burning out of control. It was the family vacation spot of my childhood and holds a… Continue reading

November 11, a Day of Remembrance

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The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. . . November 11, 1918. In a railway carriage in the Compiégne Forrest some 65 km from Paris, the first step in… Continue reading

Living History: Connecting with Heritage, Part II

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Some people are fortunate to grow up in a community and/or family where heritage is fixed and known to all. Others know little about their ancestors or have only vague information whence they… Continue reading

Living History: Connecting to Heritage, Part I

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In a recent post, I posed a question that is central to this series: why is living history important? My initial answer dealt with the need to communicate the facts and concepts of… Continue reading