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Old Photograph from W. E. Johns in Lexington

I share with you today this very interesting photo.  This is definitely a cabinet card photo – not sure why that is written on the front of the card instead of the photographer’s name – but the clothes and hairstyle of the woman portrayed do not reflect the 1870 to 1900 time period for this type of photography. 185 more words

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George Washington at Ashland

Henry Clay personally delighted in the historic artifacts he displayed at Ashland.  But he stressed that such objects were intended to reach the public – that vast public that always found its way to his doorstep. 446 more words

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Wedding of the Decade at Ashland

YOU ARE HERE -> April 19, 1892

Henry Clay’s great-granddaughter, Nannette McDowell, was married at Ashland, her home, in one of the most celebrated weddings of 1890’s Kentucky.  513 more words

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Dear Aunt Lil

This is a great photo of my Aunt Lil and her nursing staff at the Goodrich Nursing Home in Lexington, Kentucky.  Aunt Lil, actually my great-aunt, was born Lillian Catherine Montgomery, March 11, 1900 – always easy to remember old she was – in Washington County, the daughter of Robert E. 341 more words

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Ashland's Opening Day

YOU ARE HERE -> 1950

April 12th is Henry Clay’s birthday – and the day chosen as Ashland’s opening as a public museum.

Ashland, the Henry Clay estate, has since the early nineteenth century been an important American historic site.  925 more words

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Nervous Author Wants to Sign Book and needs Advice

Has anyone set up their own book signing, let’s say at a coffee house, a library, or another place that doesn’t immediately come to my mind? 285 more words

Sojourner McConnell