History Wasn’t Made Here

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“They do a battle reenactment every year,” said our river tour guide as we cruised by Fort Clinch, a circa 1847 brick fort on the northern tip of Amelia Island, Florida. “I don’t know why, because there never was a … Continue reading

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Amelia Island

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Received of Hopkins Nowlin Four hundred and seventy five Dollars in full payment for the Purchase money of a certain negro girl Slave named Kitty Age about 17 years…. This receipt was the object I found most interesting at the … Continue reading

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Jekyll Island

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One hundred years ago, a person would have had to have millions to gain access to Jekyll Island, Georgia.  Today, all it takes is $6. I knew of Jekyll Island as a playground for the Gilded Age wealthy.  A group … Continue reading

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Feed Me, Seymour

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Two of the amenities I looked for, and found, in our Charleston hotel: (1) a midtown location so that we would not have to drive everywhere; and (2) free breakfasts, so my early morning cranky self wouldn’t have to go … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Our Travels

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I’m taking a one post break from my Southern Tour to participate in a different tour: a Writer’s Blog Tour.  It’s an interview, of sorts, about my blog and writing process. I generally don’t self-disclose all that much, because I … Continue reading

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An Envelope Tells a Story

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Comments from Camille of Wine and History Visited made me realize that I had a theme to my Charleston visit this time around: sites to visit for free!  Touring the Dock Street Theatre and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church were free, … Continue reading

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Bibles and Slaves

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A tall, thin man in Charleston pastels pounced on us as we approached St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.  “Do you want a tour?  It’s free.” George Washington had attended services at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Charleston during his Southern Tour … Continue reading

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