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Lynn Shoeworkers Strike, Feb. 22, 1860

Mass Moments

On February 22,  1860, thousands of striking shoeworkers filled Lyceum Hall in Lynn. By choosing to begin their protest on Washington’s birthday, the strikers were invoking the memory of their revolutionary forefathers. 203 more words


February 21 in San Antonio history...

Colonel Robert E. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel of 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrives at San Antonio to take charge of the Department of Texas.

Maj. Gen. 60 more words


For The Love Of Suzanne - Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill

The very first paragraph of ‘For The Love Of Suzanne’ by Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill, stopped me dead in my tracks.  The detail from those first couple of sentences conjured memories of my own abusive relationship I found myself in for more than 10 years.  415 more words

Wabash and Erie Canal Mural

This canal mural is one of four murals on the side of Ruhl Furniture and Flooring, 511 Broadway St, New Haven, IN 46774


Oval Engraved Butter Dish, English Silver Plate - Circa 1860

Oval Engraved Butter Dish, English Silver Plate – Circa 1860

Dimensions: 8.5″ x 6.25″ x 5.75″. This vintage item has been shined and is in pristine condition. 23 more words

On this day: Mississippi Secedes

To this day, Mississippi’s state flag retains Confederate imagery.

On the 9th of January, 1861, Mississippi followed the direction of South Carolina to become the second state to secede from the Union in the American Civil War. 66 more words


Andover in the Civil War

The Spirit and Sacrifice of a New England Town

They departed Boston in August 1861 to a cheering crowd and the tune of “John Brown’s Body.” Though some of these Andover soldiers would not “see the elephant” (gaining experience in of the world though war) until two years later, more than a quarter of them would never return to their beloved hometown. 391 more words