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By Stephanie Ann Farra “Candy Pulls,” “Candy Parties” or “Molasses boilings” were common pastimes in the mid 1800s during the cold winter months. Groups of friends would gather around a pot of boiling molasses or other concoction and wait until it formed threads when a spoonful was dripped i…

It’s a quiet celebration; business as usual. The barn on the Historic Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg just turned 175 years of age.The German bank barn was built for Daniel and Rebecca Lady starting in the spring of 1842 and completed later that year.

By Thomas P. Lowry Samuel H. Anderson, Assistant Surgeon, 4th Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate) seemed more interested in killing people than in healing them. Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s “Great Raid” in the summer of 1863 included a scouting expedition into southern Indiana, commanded b…

Associated Press NEW YORK — The American public is getting a chance to view newly discovered Jewish documents that had been presumed destroyed during the Holocaust. Ten documents brought over from Lithuania went on display Tuesday at New York’s YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which is wo…

By John O’Connell, Scranton Times-Tribune WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Digging in a trove of artifacts from the Luzerne County Medical Society, Dr. Gerald Tracy found a 100-year-old letter with a modern shoe print on it. It bears an Oxford letterhead, the last name Taylor in the salutation and a…

By Kristen De Groot, Associated Press A Philadelphia medical museum said Tuesday it will return the skull of an Australian soldier who was killed in World War I to the Australian Army. A military attache for the Australian Embassy will meet with Mutter Museum officials in the coming weeks to…

The Coffee County Jail Committee voted Thursday to move forward on one of the six Manchester properties offered up for the county’s purchase for construction of a new jail. The site chosen is a 44-acre property on Hillsboro Highway south of Interstate 24. Formerly used as a trailer park, the…

Associated Press The photographer believed to be the first female American journalist killed in a war has become an honorary Marine. Wisconsin native Dickey Chapelle was 47 when she was killed by shrapnel from an exploding land mine while covering the Vietnam War in 1965. She also covered th…

As you descend into a lovely Virginia valley, you are greeted with a breathtaking view. The valley and villa is surrounded by lovely peaks that once housed several breastworks protecting the salt capital of the Confederacy.  During the weekend of August 18-20, 2017 within this setting, a rec…

By Larry Weatherford, Civil War Courier A labor of love that started sixteen summers ago came to fruition this year at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. It was called “One Hundred Nights of Taps,” and was held each evening at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day at the Soldiers’ Nation…

By Sara Marino, The Gainesville Sun GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The concept of how the Florida Museum of Natural History wanted to celebrate its 100th year loomed in the back of employees’ minds for years. Until, it was decided that each area would put up its finest work from the last 100 years…

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening. The nonprofit oral history project on Thursday announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which …

Coffee County Democrats surprised Al Gore on Monday (Sept. 24, 2001). The former Vice President didn’t expect such a large crowd of party faithfuls to show up for an impromptu breakfast visit at Manchester’s Ramada Inn. More than 300 Democrats; including some from Franklin, Moore and Bedford…

Tullahoma police are awaiting the results of an autopsy on a man identified as 22-year old Tyler Short, who died in a fire early Wednesday morning. Short was a 2006 graduate of Coffee County Central High School. A 911 call reporting a fire in an apartment at 609 E. Moore St. was received by …

Associated Press A newly opened New York City exhibit examines three momentous events of 100 years ago that still reverberate throughout the world today. The exhibit called “1917: How One Year Changed the World” at the American Jewish Historical Society looks at the Bolshevik Revolution in R…

Recently, Duke University issued a press release claiming one of their student’s discovered what caused the Hunley’s crew to perish and the submarine to sink in 1864.  In today’s digital age, the story spread across the internet quickly due to the sensational headline.  However, a spokesman …

Associated Press DURHAM, N.C.  — A former Duke University student believes she has solved the mystery of how the eight Confederate crew members on board the world’s first submarine to sink an enemy warship were killed, but the researchers with access to the sub say her theory is not new.

By Michael Probst, AP FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bomb disposal experts defused a huge unexploded World War II-era bomb in the German financial capital Frankfurt that forced the evacuation of more than 60,000 residents, police said Sunday. Hospital patients and the elderly were among those aff…

By Hannah Yang, Post-Bulletin Tom Vinson, of Chatfield, has committed to solving one of the biggest mysteries of the 20th century: What happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan? Vinson returned home last month from an overseas expedition combing the waters of the Pacific Oce…

By William S. Connery, Civil War Courier On Friday, Aug. 4, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) hosted a ceremony to officially announce that the former Old Court House Civil War Museum is being renamed the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum. During the ceremony, SVBF CEO Ke…

By Bob Ruegsegger “It was genuine happiness to him to have a home of his own: it was the first one he had ever possessed, and it was truly his castle.” Mary Anna Jackson. When Thomas Jonathan Jackson came to Lexington, Virginia, he was already an army veteran and a war hero. He served with d…

Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis Located in the Philippine Sea 72 Years after It Was Torpedoed and Sunk During Final Days of World War II Expedition Led by Microsoft Co-founder and Philanthropist Paul G. Allen Used Advanced Technologies and Newly Discovered Data  Seattle, WA, August 19, 20…

©Gerald M. Stanglin, Ed.D. Around 1975, I bought a book that I had no idea would enrich my life.  The little book of daily devotions appeared in a book sale in the library at Abilene Christian University at Dallas, a satellite campus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.  At the…

By Bob Ruegsegger             Steam into History commemorates the Civil War role of the railroad in York County, Pennsylvania. Participants and visitors were able to experience rail travel as it was during the Civil War aboard a replica of an 1860’s steam train. They traveled a portion of th…