In 1885 an old sporting man sat a table in the corner of a New Orleans bar holding court telling tales of his better days before the Civil War when he spent most of his time gambling in New Orleans. During a lull between the tales when the laughter had stopped, the old man got a serious look on … [Read more...]
History is Elementary
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The photos I have placed here throughout this article are usually shared simply as street scenes in Atlanta. Occasionally more details are included as hints to location, but they are scant as they are simply the short notes the photographer made regarding the photo, and in most cases the locations … [Read more...]
While my love of history is obvious it might surprise you to know that I am an avid fan of mysteries from Agatha Christie to the “cozy mystery” series created by Charlaine Harris featuring the librarian turned sleuth Aurora Teagarden. As a child I read my way through the Bobbsey Twins series and … [Read more...]
When I throw out the name John Wilkes Booth what comes to mind? Perhaps you think about Booth’s responsibility in ending President Lincoln’s hopes for a kinder Reconstruction. Maybe the words assassin, actor, murderer, or Confederate sympathizer come to mind. If you are a real student of Booth’s … [Read more...]