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Why did we name our suite 'Iminijaska'?

The area around St. Paul has been occupied for millennia; long before any European ever came to this continent. Delving back into explorer’s diaries, like those of Zebulon Pike (1805-7) and Stephen H. 484 more words

This Week in Chester History...

In 1957, Patricia Cross of Pleasant Hill Road became Morris County’s first polio patient of the year. She previously had received two Salk anti-polio vaccine shots, but was diagnosed with paralytic polio at Morristown Memorial Hospital. 16 more words

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Samuel Forde, 'an ornament to his native City.'

Over the course of our research for The Samuel Forde Project some of the particulars surrounding the death of the artist himself have eluded us. Most sources agree that his death from tuberculosis occurred on 29 June 1828 at the tender age of twenty-three. 864 more words

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Orange Young Britons of Ravenna, Part III

This is the 3rd installment of the transcription of the minute book of Maple Leaf Lodge No 186 of Orange Young Britons, Ravenna, Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario. 1,380 more words


The Bloody Bed - 22 April 1955

Glasgow Times, Friday 25 April 1955 -

“Mrs. Helen Shaw, 27, was indicted by the Grand Jury today on a charge of murder in connection with the fatal death of her husband, James Steward Shaw, 22, who succumbed at Samson Community Hospital at 2:50 am, Tuesaday, where he was removed following a reported drinking brawl at their home on Knob Road,just off West Cherry Street, a short time before. 238 more words


The origins of the Ipswich brass band movement are lost in the past, at least as far as I am concerned. There was a brass band contest held in the Lower Arboretum at Christchurch Park, Ipswich on the 12th August 1861. 669 more words

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Asheville's Landing Strips

We recently returned from St. Petersburg, FL to Asheville on Allegiant Airways. One hour and twenty minutes. No stops. Lovely.   We had a clear day and were able to identify a number of landmarks as we came in for our (on-time) landing. 999 more words

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