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Writing My Family History

A few months ago I blogged about my plan to write a family history book. I've jumped in and started this fun project! I decided to go with Shutterfly to make this book, only because Molly and I have used that site before for photo albums. I've done some research on what others have done… Continue reading Writing My Family History

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My Family in the Great War

You never know what fun facts you will learn about your family history. It turns out that I have a few family members who fought for the Unites States in World War I. There is also a good chance I had family on the other side. If you couldn't tell by some of my recent… Continue reading My Family in the Great War

Courthouse, History

Courthouse Photo Album

If you have read some of my other blog posts, you can tell by now that I have a passion for the Winnebago County Courthouse. I work for the county maintenance department and it's one of the buildings that I regularly work in. My supervisor, a super-awesome guy that cares about historical preservation as much… Continue reading Courthouse Photo Album

History

Lewis & Clark’s Consequential Adventure

http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_vault/2014/06/17/newmap.gif http://invasionofamerica.ehistory.org/ I'm working on¬†reading Stephen E. Ambrose's book¬†Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. It has been an interesting read so far, and I can't wait to learn about the journey. Sadly, I found this interactive map that shows Native American cessions to the U.S. Government over time… Continue reading Lewis & Clark’s Consequential Adventure