TENNESSEE – Week of August 13
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TENNESSEE – Week of August 13

During our years on the road, we drove the Natchez Trace from Natchez to Nashville. In hindsight, I wish we’d done it the other way. Natchez was small and quiet but so interesting and photogenic and we wish wanted to stay longer than we did. The Trace was also beautiful, interesting, and quiet. Then there […]

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SOUTH DAKOTA – Week of August 6
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SOUTH DAKOTA – Week of August 6

THE BLACK HILLS DAILY TIMES Deadwood, South Dakota Week of August 6, 1877 Population 1880: 3,777 Population 2016: 1,264 August 6, 1877 Bismarck Stage Robbed On Friday evening and Saturday morning of last week, the Bismarck outbound stage from Deadwood was stopped by road agents and robbed. On Friday evening five masked men halted the […]

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SOUTH CAROLINA – Week of July 30
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SOUTH CAROLINA – Week of July 30

THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS Charleston, South Carolina Week of July 30, 1865 Population 1850: 49,985 Population: 1860: 40,522 Population 1870: 48,956 Population 2016: 134,385 July 30, 1866 Obituary When the cares of life engross our thoughts and our energies are excited in behalf of personal aggrandizement and in the worship of filthy lucre, how apt […]

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RHODE ISLAND – Week of July 23
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RHODE ISLAND – Week of July 23

RHODE ISLAND Week of July 23 NEWPORT DAILY NEWS Newport, Rhode Island July 23, 1873 Local Affairs Steamer Neversink now leaves this city at 3:30 p.m. Again the cry is heard for rain and many of the cisterns are dry again. William Wilson, the husband of Ida Lewis, denies that his wife has been divorced […]

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PENNSYLVANIA – Week of July 16

THE ALLENTOWN LEADER Allentown, Pennsylvania Week of July 16 July 16, 1895 Whiskers Aaron Groner, of Seventh and Chew Streets, has cut off his whiskers. If any other man in this town shaved his beard, it wouldn’t be worthy of mention. But in Mr. Groner’s case it is news. Mr. Groner had the finest, handsomest […]

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