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My son bought me this autobiography by the former leader of the postal workers’ union for Christmas and I have spent many rewarding hours by the fire reading it. 817 more words

Local History


The days are going by way too fast, and this hits home whenever I think about how infrequently I post on the blog.  I’ve been playing with all the new things I learned at… 457 more words


Farr Conversations.

This is the sort of post you would really like to write in situ trying to capture the buzz of the evening but needs must and it was a long trek home but so worth the effort. 968 more words


New Bedford’s Holy Acre: ethnic prejudice in the textile era

“Holy Acre” was the unofficial name for a small section of New Bedford, Massachusetts, during the latter half of the nineteenth century, a time when the city was rapidly transitioning from a whaling port to a textile and manufacturing center.  1,650 more words

The Farmers Daughter.


This rather well dressed lady is Philadelphia, who I became acquainted with  several years ago after purchasing a rather solemn looking book entitled ‘A Brief Memoir of James Jones’.  396 more words


"Hungry for History" Brown Bag Lunch Series Has Great Kick-off with Jon Elliston's Look at Asheville 100 Years Ago!

Jon Elliston opened his “Asheville in 1915″ talk by appearing in period costume dressed as a “newsie” with a newspaper delivery bag slung over his shoulder, and walked up the aisle hollering out the news headlines of the day while passing out copies of a 1915… 1,585 more words

Local History

Historical Persons App

I’m sure most of us history nerds read about the SPARK movement aided by Google’s Field Trip App. I think this is a great practice where professional and amateur historians can add women to the historical landscape. 212 more words

American Landscape