Category Archives: History

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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History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District’s History Symposium.  The topic this year was “Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region”.  You can view … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison and Ice Cream by Barbara Schlichting

In 1790, the first ice cream parlor opened in New York. In late June 1791, a notice appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette announcing the details of that ear’s July 4th celebration. On the menu that year at Grays Gardens were … Continue reading

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That Bluidy Mackenzie!

This post is by Nancy Jardine. Research and accessible libraries. I’m constantly accessing sources of historical information from various internet sites as I write my historical adventures. Often a simple question that I want answered will have me digressing for hours … Continue reading

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Post (c) Doris McCraw Made a trip to Santa Fe this past weekend. A busy time, lots of information gathered, and many miles on the road by myself. I share with you photos and verse.   Quiet of echoes, rising … Continue reading

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Post written (c) Doris McCraw For those in the United States, September 5, 2015 is the celebration of Labor Day. For many it’s the last hurrah of summer, the time to get the last camping trip in. For others it’s … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Confrontations – Reality v. Fiction

by Sarah M. Chen At the Sisters in Crime / LA chapter meeting last month, we had a speaker I’ve met a couple times over the last four years. FBI Special Agent Tom Leighton spoke at a meeting in 2014 … Continue reading

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History and Rabbit Holes

Post by Doris McCraw I am a history lover. No, not the kind taught in most schools, but the history of the people, the ‘man/woman’ on the street who however small, made a difference. I also enjoy the obscure, or … Continue reading

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In the footstep of Kings

This post is by Nancy Jardine.  Early this week, I enjoyed a fabulous tour of a large swathe of Scotland on my way to attend a wedding on the west coast of Scotland. To get to my hotel at Lochgilphead, … Continue reading

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