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What Is It? April 2024

What Is It? April 2024

 We had several correct guesses for our April What Is It. William McLaren of Anchorage, Alaska; Jerome McLaren of Conifer, Colorado; and Robert Smith of Plainview, Nebraska all correctly identified the items pictured as keys. As William McLaren pointed out, “It is a group of ancient keys with rings, usually made of iron or bronze and most likely of Roman […]

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Chief Red Fox Featured at the Denver Postcard & Paper Show in May

Chief Red Fox Featured at the Denver Postcard & Paper Show in May

By Carol Mobley  Chief Red Fox, Tokála Luta, was born June 11, 1870 on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Dakota Territory.  He was the nephew of Crazy Horse and was considered an authority on the Little Bighorn massacre, because he witnessed it!  He participated in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and was in over 107 silent films.  Red Fox graduated from […]

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Gathering Your Family’s Memories Through Oral History

Gathering Your Family’s Memories Through Oral History

 If Grandma or Great Aunt Maude are constantly reminiscing about the good old days, why not preserve their stories for your children?  Every family should have an oral history tape library right next to the family picture album. Starting such a collection is easy to do with an inexpensive tape recorder. (Yes, tape recorders are having a rebirth but for […]

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That Grand Old Pocket Watch

That Grand Old Pocket Watch

By Robert Reed  While the grand old pocket watch never got its start in the United States, it had certainly become a great American tradition by the end of  the 19th century. It adorned the outfit of every stylish lady and sat in the pocket of every dapper gentleman.  There was a gleaming and engraved pocket watch for every taste, […]

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American History – April Anniversaries

April 7 76th Anniversary of the World Health Organization being established by the United Nations (1948)   April 13 Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday (1743) 102 Anniversary of the State of Massachusetts opening all public offices to women (1922)   April 15 Congress ratifies peace with Great Britain (1783)   April 17 52nd Anniversary of the first Boston Marathon in which women […]

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