August 22, 2014

Railroad Service From Bordeaux To Seattle Connected With Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul and Pacific Line

NPPL rail map

Washington State Railroads and Lumber Mills Today, I received an interesting vintage postcard from a new friend who had found it on Ebay.  Postmarked 10 May 1915, it was a confirmation from the Mumby Lumber and Shingle Company of Bordeaux, […]

Two Sweet Deals From Alibris If You Act Soon

I love giving books for special occasions, don’ t you? Alibris has two sweet deals available for the next few days. Will you be giving books this year? Offer # 1 is: Cherished books make great gifts from the heart! […]

America – From Blunderbusses to Blunders

When Grandpa Had A Blunderbuss One of the great misconceptions I embraced for many years was that the generations before mine were less educated and therefore should be considered ignorant of our ‘modern society’.  How utterly pompous and idiotic was […]

Mary Holmes of Oregon City Joins The Prohibition Movement

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They Wanted No Alcohol in Oregon Territory When I became aware that the Ken Burns series Prohibition was going to be aired, it reminded me that in my research of the William Livingston Holmes family of Oregon City, OR I […]

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