Category Archives: History

V is for the VOTE for Women

From 1848 to 1920, thousands of women in the United States fought to attain the same civil and political status as men, including the all-important right to vote. They had a lot working against them: Victorian-era scientists argued that women … Continue reading

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K is for KRCG-TV #AtoZChallenge

KRCG-TV broadcast for the first time on February 13, 1955.   The station was founded by the Jefferson City News Tribune. The paper’s publisher, Betty Goshorn Weldon, named the station in honor of her late father, Robert C. Goshorn, who … Continue reading

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Insane

“He belongs out at the end of 5th Street.” That was a common phrase in Fulton while I was growing up. It was usually said good-naturedly, in a teasing way, sometimes spitefully, and once in a while, with dead seriousness. … Continue reading

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Hugh Paul, George Washington, and the French and Indian War

During the 18th century, Britain and France were engaged in an almost continuous struggle to see which nation would be the world’s dominant military power. Wars between the two spilled over to their North American colonies. By the middle of … Continue reading

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Bowling – one of the oldest outlaw sports?

Sculptured vases and ancient plaques show the game being played some four thousand years ago, and archaeologists have uncovered biased stone bowls from 5,000 B.C. which indicate our ancestors enjoyed the game of bowling more than seven thousand years ago.When … Continue reading

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What wonders will our future hold?

A clipping from an old newspaper started me thinking. . . From the Fulton Telegraph, April 24, 1874 A marvelous century. A hundred years ago there were no railroads, steamboats, telegraph lines, gas-burners, furnaces, sewing machines, photographs, friction matches, revolvers, … Continue reading

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Digital Public Library of America

FREE Public Access to Information! FREE Primary Sources!  I’ve been evangelizing for the free information you can get through public libraries, non-profits, and government sites for years. I even set up my own site, primarysourcesonline, and tried to pull the … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Car Frozen in Three Inches Ice

January 30, 1930 Fulton Daily Sun-Gazette Sheriff J. C. Owen will be without the use of his Whippet sedan for the remainder of the winter and permanently so if the June rise of Cow creek in the southeast part of … Continue reading

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Xerox

n. – A duplicator (trade mark Xerox) that copies graphic matter by the action of light. This is another post that is going to show my age. The Xerox machine, or generically speaking,  copy machine, was a major technological breakthrough in … Continue reading

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Verify

While you are out there trying to do research on your family genealogy, you need to keep in mind one very important thing. There is a LOT of misinformation out there, especially in this time of the internet where information flows faster … Continue reading

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