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Annie Wright

From the Recaptured City project with new revisions…

This 1949 view of the Tudor Gothic Buildings at Annie Wright School reflects a time when dense ivy and trim lawns were the ideal signage for a girls college preparatory school. 449 more words


Levi Jones buys a horse.

Levi H. Jones signed a promissory note for $20 for the purchase of a horse from Williams & Dawes.

Deed book 46, page 232, Register of Deeds Office, Wilson.



In 1893 the spanking new 4 masted steel bark Olivebank

sailed into Tacoma and tied up along the NP wheat warehouses below the city. These were the waning days of the age of sail as steamships and trans Pacific passenger liners were becoming the elite vessels in the great harbors around the world. 469 more words


Mary Lease on the Farmers Alliance, by Ari Sclar

Madame President and Fellow Citizens:

Do you wonder the women are joining the Alliance? I wonder if there is a woman in all this broad land who can afford to stay out of the Alliance. 187 more words

Ari Sclar

The Montparnasse Derailment

On the afternoon of October 22, 1895, Guillaume-Marie Pellerin, the engineer of the Granville–Paris Express train, was irritable. He was behind schedule, though it was anyone’s guess why, since the train left Granville at 8:45 a.m., its usual time.  446 more words


Kerry v Wexford 1891

The Hurling Championship of Ireland

Kerry Victorious

Perhaps the most exciting match that has ever been played under the Gaelic laws was that between the champions of Munster and Leinster, at Clonturk on Sunday. 1,070 more words