Tag: American History

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The STAR CHAMBER had a huge impact on immigration to America – Do you know why?

Have you ever heard of the STAR CHAMBER? Read about how and why it drove many of our founders to America in the “page-turning”,…

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UPDATE: Found – a Picture of Cottingham house built ca. 1707 in Maryland – an ancestor of Bibb County, Alabama Cottinghams

During my research for my historical fiction novel in this series, I was excited to discover a photograph (below) of a Cottingham house built…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Have you ever wondered how to renew old crepe fabric? Here is how our ancestors did it

Woman's mourning bonnet in hard crape, c.1880 (Wikipedia) Click to learn how to Become a Patron! Crape/Crepe is a silk, wool, or synthetic fiber…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Have you ever tried to remove wall-paper from an old house? This is the paste that may have been used

Wallpaper was the rage in the 1890s and this is the way our ancestors made the paste to hang the wallpaper from wheat flour.…