Local Legends

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A few stories from Mom, who was born in 1916

Let’s Speak Spanish!

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As far as I know, the original copy of this land grant was given to what is now called the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in the 1960’s. My grandmother’s sister, Mary Seleta… Continue reading

Totally Fun Video Link

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Two reasons why people looked solemn

College Expenses

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A young man’s college expenses in the 1860’s.

Blankenbüchler, Blankenbeckler, Blankenbecker, or Blankenbaker? Take your pick.

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A genealogy fan at work in the 1960’s.

Have I Got a Deal for YOU!

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Examining the contents of an 1840’s dry-goods store in Texas

I’m an Amateur Archivist in Disguise

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Thanks to Sally Jacobs, I am no longer crazy.

The Bridge Summer Home in Walpole, New Hampshire

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A modern view of the Bridge home in Walpole

Garrett Overflow!

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More antique photos from the Garretts (great-grandmother Alexander’s family)

Instructions in English

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