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Circassian Girl, Grandmother Lizzie

Circassian Girl, Grandmother Lizzie

Submitted by Carol Mobley    Elizabeth Metz (Lizzie) was born in Manhattan, NY on December 5, 1861 — a beautiful girl whose life was as colorful as her red hair.    There is little known of Lizzie’s childhood but by the time she was 19 she was married to Ambrose Hadley, a Civil War veteran 20 years her senior. They traveled together […]

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Van Briggle — Colorado’s Connection to Rookwood

Van Briggle — Colorado’s Connection to Rookwood

By Ann Brandt    Artus Van Briggle lived only 35 years, but he left behind an artistic legacy. Van Briggle has been called a genius, an artist and a potter. He was all those things, working with intensity, fueled in the last five years of his life by the knowledge of impending death from tuberculosis.    Before Van Briggle’s work became widely […]

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Novice

Novice

  By Peggy DeStefano   Chubby mother earth      Has more rolls           Than I know what to do   I decide to crisscross her body      And with a determined snowplow           I corset her in   Braver, I become       Knees bent, ski poles tucked   […]

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Collecting Match Safes and Match Books

Collecting Match Safes and Match Books

By Maureen Timm    In 1680 an Irishman named Robert Boyle discovered that if you rubbed phosphorus and sulphur together they would instantly burst into flames. He discovered the principle that was the precursor of the modern match.    The next discovery was by an Englishman. In 1827 a pharmacist called John Walker produced “Sulphuretted Peroxide Strikeables,” which were a yard long […]

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New Year’s Day is Special for the Whole World

New Year’s Day is Special for the Whole World

By Bobbie Sweeney    New Year’s Day is a special day for everyone in the world. Most countries have observed the first day of the year as an important day for thousands of years. Although customs vary from nation to nation, and the time of year varies for different reasons, the meaning is the same to all. The beginning of a […]

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