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  1. Josephine E. Williams: Uncovering the Story of a Nineteenth Century Teacher, Diarist, Poetry Lover

    Josephine E. Williams: Uncovering the Story of a Nineteenth Century  Teacher, Diarist, Poetry Lover

    By: H. Scott Hankla Introduction In my paternal grandfather’s old cherry desk was a worn, dusty portfolio made of heavy black cardboard, and on its cover and back were engravings of a building with the words “New York Crystal Palace for the Exhibition of All Nations.”  Inside the portfolio was a...

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  2. Dragging Fact from Fiction: Harlan’s Station, “The Old Stone House” and The Elijah Harlan House

    Dragging Fact from Fiction: Harlan’s Station, “The Old Stone House” and The Elijah Harlan House

    By: Michael J. Denis and Kelli Weaver-Miner Often in history, places play a secondary role to the people who are associated with that place.  Harlan’s Station, “The Old Stone House” and the Elijah Harlan house may well be an exception.  These three historic sites, located about 5 miles west of...

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  3. Dennis and Diadamia Doram: A View of the American Dream

    Dennis and Diadamia Doram: A View of the American Dream

    By: Julie Maio Kemper, Curator, Museum Collections & Exhibitions, Kentucky Historical Society Around a corner in the Kentucky Historical Society’s permanent exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” two portraits sit enclosed in a large glass case. These are the images of Dennis and Diadamia Doram, dated 1839.  Like many prosperous 19th century Kentuckians, the Dorams...

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