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Marion Harland recalls some election tunes from 1844

While I spend considerable time sifting through early literature produced about the antebellum Shenandoah Valley (produced both from within and without the Valley) I’ve also found a favorite author outside the Valley who doesn’t provide perspective on Valley life… but on antebellum life in Virginia. 803 more words

Antebellum Period

Interesting things you possibly never knew about crochet

 

There is more to crochet than meets the eye. Not only is crochet a fun hobby, there are in fact a whole host of interesting facts about crochet that are intriguing and fascinating at the same time.   358 more words

Crochet

Scholla: President Buchanan's Dancing Master

President Buchanan’s Dancing Master

When a troupe of French dancers, known as the Marteen dancers, suggested to Frank Stouch a native of Stouchsburg, Berks County, that he could achieve fame in Paris, the Berks lad replied that he would prefer to “become famous in Berks County first.” This took place during the middle of the last century, when Frank Stouch was astonishing Philadelphia theatre goers with the nimble steps which he had learned in the square dances in Berks County barns. 443 more words

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Around The Round Table

To-day’s guests : James Buchanan Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson and Betty White  To-day’s topic will be : The match stick and the future

Betty White

The mysterious "National Hotel disease": environmental disaster or assassination attempt?

About this time of year more than 150 years ago, in early January 1857, guests and political dignitaries began to descend upon Washington, D.C. in anticipation of the inauguration of the new President, James Buchanan. 802 more words

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June 1st in history:

Kentucky became the 15th state in the Union on June 1st, 1792. It took four more years before a 16th star was put on the flag – for Tennessee, admitted on June 1st, 1796. 117 more words

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