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PATRON + SATURDAY SECRETS – Kid gloves were usually only for the rich – here is how they were cleaned in the 1890s

Kid gloves are gloves made from the skin of a young goat. They were first fashioned in the 18th century and were often made…

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PATRON + Mrs. Stuart was taken almost lifeless as well as senseless, and was a captive until the day I carried her to your camp

This was a letter written to the Editor of the Columbus (Georgia) Sun on June 16, 1858, from General, Thomas S. Woodward about the recapture…

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UPDATE: Have you ever wondered what life was like for our ancestors in colonial America?

The oldest surviving court records in America were used to write this historical fiction series about a family whose descendants migrated to Alabama before…

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UPDATED – {film} Did you know that people were persecuted because of their religious beliefs and some were even killed in the founding days of America?

Read about this sad period of American history in the three-book historical series, Tapestry of Love.  Inspired by true events, these three novels take you back…

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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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Wonderful video of Civil War veterans! Includes actual words from Blue and Gray veterans as well as Black veterans who served with their masters

It will bring tears to your eyes Sometimes we discover films and videos on YouTube that are remarkable. This video is one of them.…

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On November 7, 1839 General George Culvert, the head Chief of the Choctaw Nation, died

Note from Donna Causey: Everything written below is an exact transcription (with possible misspellings) from the From Cahawba Democrat (Cahaba, Alabama) February 1, 1840, so it was…