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Fun With Apportioning Rulers - Bodices

I’ve been so busy this month I’ve barely paid this blog any attention at all.  And to make matters worse, my computer died on me.  Ugh. 1,061 more words

Historical Costume

Almost a riot. (On the east side of the tracks.)

In which Spellman Moore‘s squad rescues him as he being frog-marched to court:

Wilson Advance, 13 July 1883.

The aftermath. Prince Moore, … 108 more words


19th Century Nature

Marshall’s Falls Richmond River in Australia. Circa 1880s.



Constable Farmer.

Wilson Advance, 8 December 1882.

Was Constable Gray Farmer Wilson’s first African-American law enforcement agent?


Ocean City: an 1800s Destination

It may be hard to believe now, but Ocean City used to be a small fishing village before it was transformed into a place for summer frolicking in the late 19th century. 549 more words


Letters remaining at the post office.

Wilson Advance, 21 May 1880.

  • Hester Barnes — perhaps, in the 1880 census of Wilson, Wilson County: housekeeper Hester Barnes, 24, with children Lindy M…
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Unfit for use.

A regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen was held in the office of C.A. Young this Monday evening, December 19, 1887.

Present, G.D. Green, Mayor in the chair and all members of the Board. 67 more words

City Of Wilson