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Living the Gilded Life: Snowbirds’ Retreat

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Unless one has been completely out of touch for the last few years, one is surely aware of the PBS phenom, Downton Abbey, written by master storyteller Julian Fellowes. The story line begins… Continue reading

Simple Acts of Kindness

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In these scary times we’re all living through, I find myself searching the newspapers and airwaves for some feel-good stories. I am fortunate enough to live in a small town where neighbors know… Continue reading

Ragtime Man

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As a life-long amateur musician interested in musicology, I was surprised to see the subject of today’s post listed in the New York Times as being overlooked by history. It is hard to understand… Continue reading

The Polio Field Trials

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It may seem as if we’re living in uncharted times, but COVID-19 is only the most recent pandemic to roll across the country with no regard to state lines, age, race, or gender.… Continue reading

The Man Who Invented Hand Washing

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Before Louis Pasteur, there was Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865), a Hungarian obstetrician who developed a theory that saved lives, but was ridiculed and ultimately rejected for his efforts. Born July 1, 1818 in Buda,… Continue reading

Virgin Soil Epidemics

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Although it seems as if we are living through uncharted times, epidemics are not something new in this world. Throughout history, as travel to other countries became the norm, diseases were spread from… Continue reading

War and Pestilence: a Doctor’s Story

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In this time of medical crisis, I believe most of us have a renewed respect for our medical personnel. From the highly skilled healers to the hospital night custodians, they are laboring under… Continue reading

Secret Agents in Hoop Skirts

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This post originally appeared in September, 2017, and has been updated.  As March is Women’s History Month, it’s a perfect time to revisit the role so many women played in the Civil War.… Continue reading

A Woman of Her Own Making

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As March is Women’s History Month, I have chosen to continue my series on lesser known heroes with a woman far ahead of her time and a champion of women’s rights, Mary Wollstonecraft.… Continue reading

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