Category Archives: History

A Thanksgiving Song

I’m Abbie Johnson Taylor, and I wrote this post.   Here’s a little ditty I wrote and posted in 2015 that I’m re-blogging. Years ago when my grandmother was alive, I enjoyed walking to her house, even as an adult. … Continue reading

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Old West Entertainers

Post by Doris McCraw I love entertainment; movies, plays, opera, and symphony along with so many other forms. One thing I always stop and read when I’m researching is the entertainment that those in the 1800s enjoyed. Since I’ve been … Continue reading

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NERO WOLFE BANQUET

  Ever hear of the Wolfe Pack? All mystery writers and everyone else who loves a good read should know who Rex Stout is. He introduced us to the modern mystery by his characters: Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. The … Continue reading

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Locations and Connections by Debra

  This Post by Debra Easterling A funny anecdote. In my opinion, the best book I’ve written to-date is Moshe’s War. I did not intend to write this book at first.  I was doing research on another book, which has … Continue reading

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Halloween 1870s Style

Post by Doris McCraw First, I’ll get my new story/promotion out of the way. I have a story in the anthology “One Yuletide Knight” that is now up for pre-order and will be available as an ebook on November 2, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on History

Post by Doris McCraw I’m in the midst of writing a novel due to be released in January. I’m also writing a paper for the library districts history symposium. Additionally, I’m thinking of taking the nanowrimo challenge this November.  So … Continue reading

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RESPECT

post (c) Doris McCraw If anyone has followed my timeline on Facebook, they would have seen the post about the theft at Colorado Springs Evergreen Cemetery. Someone came in and stole the metal fencing from around a small grave in … Continue reading

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Do you remember Annie Oakley? by Barbara Schlichting

Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey; August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann (Annie) Mosey on August 13, 1860, in a cabin less than two miles (3.2 km) northwest of Woodland, now Willowdell, in Darke … Continue reading

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It Happened On This Day

Post by Doris McCraw It’s July 10, 2017 and do you know what happened on this day? I’ve always found these pieces of history fascinating. Maybe it’s the researcher in me, or maybe it’s just an insatiable desire to know.  … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Shenanigans!

This post is by Nancy Jardine. I can hardly believe it’s come around again but we’re back to the Summer Solstice which means a very long day and a very short night for me in Aberdeenshire, in north east Scotland. … Continue reading

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