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Summer Is Here!

Summer Is Here!

By Paula Svincek    The first day of summer is here, with the Fourth of July rapidly approaching. Florence’s Wet and Dry Parade on Independence Day is always a hit with young and old alike. Everyone is looking forward to the festivities during the three-day holiday event in Pioneer Park, as well as an opportunity to stroll the streets of Florence […]

by · July 12, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The American Eagle Symbol and Treasure

The American Eagle Symbol and Treasure

By Robert Reed    At the height of the county’s quest for independence and freedom from foreign domination, America’s leaders selected the eagle as its national symbol.    Historians note that the American eagle was officially adopted in June of 1782 by an act of the Continental Congress. It was a suitable choice.    In writing suggestions earlier to the selection committee Philadelphia […]

by · July 9, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Paper Wrapper to Dust Jacket

Paper Wrapper to Dust Jacket

By Carol Mobley    First let me say, “I love books.” I love to read, I love the smell of the ink on the paper, I love the feel of turning a page as you read. I love it when an author is especially talented and writes an engaging story but I also love it when a book has an interesting […]

by · July 9, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Collectible Chrome Decorative and Functional

Collectible Chrome Decorative and Functional

By Anne Gilbert    Chrome was a trendy category from the 1930s to 1940s. It was first made by the Chase Brass and Copper Company in Waterbury, Connecticut.    The name “Chase” became practically synonymous with chrome. As a new and different material it attracted top name designers. It also appealed to young marrieds who couldn’t afford sterling silver, but most pieces […]

by · July 9, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? July 2019

What Is It? July 2019

Though we had several guesses for our July 2019 What Is It, we had no correct answers. Pictured above is a Japanese horse bell with iron pellet clappers. Many desirable animal bells came from Switzerland prized for their musical quality and porcelain bells from France and Austria were valued for their beauty. In other European countries a glazed pottery called […]

by · July 9, 2019 · 0 comments · What Is It?