Monthly Archives: July 2011

The British Are Coming!

 “They had, early in the war, erected at the Landing an earth-work just below the two-story stone house standing yet, I suppose, at the lower wharf.”  With those words, Judge Thomas Jefferson Sample begins his July 31st, 1880 letter to … Continue reading

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“Death of an Aged Woman”

On July 26th, 1873 the following obituary ran in the Cecil Democrat newspaper:  “Death of an Aged Woman. – Died, on the 22nd instant, Hetty, an old colored woman, supposed to be between 90 and 100 years old.  She belonged … Continue reading

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We Remember Judge Sample

 Between September, 1973 and May, 1974, this reporter attended Ball StateUniversity in Muncie, Indiana, majoring in journalism.  Freshman years are either a lot of fun or tough going for young college students.  Mine fell under the category of “a lot … Continue reading

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