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Transportation History: When Trolleys Were King of the Road ‘Clang, Clang, Clang Goes the Trolley…’

Transportation History: When Trolleys Were King of the Road ‘Clang, Clang, Clang Goes the Trolley…’

By Joe Curreri    Remember when one could ride a trolley from one end of the city to the other, on a real sightseeing trip? For the price of a nickel? Street cars were the means of transportation that one never tired of. From horse-drawn streetcars of the late 19th century to little Toonerville-like electric trolley, they grew to huge 60-foot-long […]

by · June 4, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of DAR Presented Speaker James Harvey in May

Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of DAR Presented Speaker James Harvey in May

   “The Mountain Rendezvous DAR Chapter was honored to have James H. Harvey, Tuskegee Airman, 332nd Fighter Group, WWII and Korean War veteran, come to speak to our group today. What a story! They were the best because they were held to a higher standard. They were treated poorly until finally being recognized by the U.S. government in 1995 and were […]

by · June 3, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
May Brings more than Flowers to Florence – June Blossoms, Too

May Brings more than Flowers to Florence – June Blossoms, Too

By Paula Svincek    The little town of Florence was bustling with activity this past month. Whether visitors came to see the 18th Annual Florence Merchants’ Association Car Show or the 2nd Annual Veterans Art Show, they weren’t disappointed. There were almost 400 entries in this year’s car show and when visitors weren’t enjoying the vintage automobiles they took full advantage […]

by · June 3, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article

Flag Day – June 14

   Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 14th. The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School District 6 to observe June 14 (the 108th […]

by · June 3, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Costly Horn Furniture & Accessories Attracting Collectors

Costly Horn Furniture & Accessories Attracting Collectors

By Anne Gilbert    While furniture using animal horn and hide may upset animal lovers these days, there was a time when it was a decorative status symbol and costly.    Furniture and decorative horn accessories were made in Germany as early as 1833. They came to international interest when it was displayed at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibit in London. Its […]

by · May 12, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article