Category Archive: Living History

Katherine Johnson’s Remarkable Life

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As this year’s celebration of Black History Month comes to a close, it’s only fitting we at History Imagined commemorate the life of a true member of Black History. Katherine Johnson died this… Continue reading

Party with Your Boots On!!

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  I am going to break into my series on American castles to share a taste of true Texas heritage and tradition. As the saying goes, I was not born in Texas, but I got… Continue reading

Bacon’s Castle: America’s Oldest Brick Residence and the Ghosts that Haunt It

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What a difference a few decades can make. When colonists arrived at the site that would become Jamestown, Virginia, they encountered a pristine wilderness. By 1665, the colony would boast its own castle.… Continue reading

Lady Day

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It seemed appropriate that since the first week of April marks the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that I should write about an ongoing struggle for civil rights,… Continue reading

The Long History of the Hedge Maze

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If you thought the hedge maze, or the more American version, especially in the fall, the corn maze, was an English tradition, you’d be sadly mistaken. The first such maze was invented more… Continue reading

The Spanish Borderlands: The Mission Trail

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Though it’s dominance of the Borderlands ended long ago, Spain’s influence remains throughout the region. Things as diverse as architecture, clothing, place names, and national parks are testaments to the culture that once… Continue reading

Living History: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Ireland with the Texas Master Chorale. We sang in lovely venues and visited many beautiful natural and manmade sites. Though the series on living… 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

The Van Buren Sisters

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I took a break from watching Hallmark Christmas stories last week, and scrolled through the other offerings on television. I landed on a show about the town of Sturgis, SD, long-known for its… 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