Monthly Archives: December 2011

For the Ladies

Gannett Family Grave site Deborah Sampson a.k.a. Robert Shurtlieff Rock Ridge Cemetery, Sharon Massachusetts November 2010 Me at Deborah Sampson’s Grave site, Sharon Massachusetts November 2010. I recently found out a male resident in Sharon Massachusetts has taken a keen interest in … Continue reading

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Jane Austen December 16, 1775

Although I write about women in US History I can’t overlook the influence of Jane Austen. Her stories continue to influence readers centuries later. The author is still referred to as one of the great writers of all time. Jane … Continue reading

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December 14, 1799 George Washington Passes

The announcement of George Washington’s death opens my book. He died on the 14th however the official announcement wasn’t made until Dec 20th. George Washington passed around 10 AM on December 14th, by 12 Noon Martha had burned all of … Continue reading

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18th Century Holiday Traditions

Modern society holiday traditions are marked by lights, lighted trees, gifts, parties, and fattening up the fourth quarter of retailers bottom lines. Where did it come from? How did it all begin? With so much focus on the birth of … Continue reading

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