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The last will and testament of Samuel Smith.

I Samuel Smith of the County of Wilson and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit: 266 more words

City Of Wilson

Colored Skating Rink?

Wilson Advance, 22 December 1882.

Another article in the paper the same day touted the recent opening of a presumably non-colored skating rink. Was the colored rink a different facility? 12 more words


MTK Budapest: All Fake Nines & No Fans

Today the famous Hungarian club MTK Budapest celebrates the opening of its brand new home stadium. To tell us about that and provide a comprehensive and fascinating history of this great old doyen of the European game, we welcome writer and football travel guide specialist Peterjon Cresswell to BTLM.  1,516 more words


Lewis Battle recovers.

Wilson Advance, 12 October 1883.

One hundred thirty-three years ago today, the Wilson Advance approvingly commented on the recuperation of Lewis Battle, a worthy colored man. 99 more words


The Limehouse Golem [2016]

Detective Inspector John Kildare is thrown under the bus by Scotland Yard – assigned an unsolvable serial killing at the last minute to save the reputation of a distinguished colleague. 280 more words


September Sew Monthly Challenge - Historicism

I was working hard on a dress for the costuming group’s train day, but Very Understanding Boyfriend found out his friends’ wedding was that weekend! I was happy to change plans, but it did leave me with a half-finished dress and no costuming event for the month. 1,310 more words

Historical Costume