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I love to visit hills in winters for the simple reason-it is free from crowd of tourists and I’ve the luxury of roaming freely in streets. 210 more words


As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers II

Can you imagine this round-about poem working as advertising today? This week’s excerpt from “As the Story is Told” is about another ancient Morpeth newspaper. 316 more words


The Girl Who Told Abraham Lincoln to Grow Whiskers - 1860

c. 1860

The little girl who told
Abe Lincoln to grow a beard

“All the ladies like whiskers.”

by Chris Wild

c. 1846

Springfield, Illinois — Early portrait of Abraham Lincoln. 537 more words

St. Louis’ Prelude to War: Political Marchers and Street Fighters During the 1860 Election

Political violence, often in the form of intimidation by partisan gangs, was a common feature of American elections in the mid-19th century. Election-related rioting and even murder was not uncommon and occasionally triggered the intervention of official or unofficial militia. 1,228 more words

American Civil War

Nelly Gray (Hanby, 1856)

Benjamin Hanby wrote “(Darling) Nelly Gray” in 1856, in outraged response to a fugitive slave case:

LOC.gov archives this 1856 sheet music:

The tune also inspired