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1918-1919 Kane Directory

One of the neatest things I discovered a few years back in the Kane, PA library was a series of city directories. At the time I was exploring my wife’s ancestors with the last names of BURROWS, CLARK, DIPPO, HOKE, and HOUSLER. 166 more words

LIGHT UP THE LIGHTS: IT´S CHRISTMAS IN BERLIN AND BEYOND

It´s Christmas Eve of 2016, one of the most difficult, confusing and hateful years Europe has lived through since the end of the Second World War. 637 more words

Berlin

Special Santa Requests

Throughout December, I’ve been sharing children’s letters to Santa that were printed in Maryland newspapers in the late 19th and early 20th century. Some have been funny, highlighting the innocence and bluntness of children. 428 more words

Vignettes

Henry Ford Random Patents #2 - Front-axle assembly

Then latest random Henry Ford patent is from 1918 and is for a front axle design.

You can find the detail here 6 more words

Henry Ford

How Jimmy Astin won his Military Medal

In my last couple of blogs I have written the story of Jimmy Astin MM and what he did during the fisrt World War.

From the history of his regiment the Lancashire Regiment, and his citation in the local paper we can pin down where Jimmy Astin was when he won his medal. 1,269 more words

World War 1