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Archway at Glen Miller Park


Recently I was asked to scan an image that contained the stone archway that was located at the 24th Street entrance to Glen Miller Park, and I was reminded that…

Baxter Elementary School


The Reference Department at Morrisson-Reeves Library (MRL) recently had a request for information about Baxter Elementary School. The caller was particularly interested in pictures of the old Baxter building and…

The Bag Lady


A recent request to the reference team at MRL led to a woman I had forgotten about but who frequently was seen around Richmond in the past – Ethel Gibson, AKA…

Shakespeare Tercentenary Pageant 1916


Richmond in 1916 celebrated 300 years since the Bard’s death with an all-day sampling of his works.  As the cover states, it was “Presented by ALL OF RICHMOND for  ALL OF RICHMOND” and…

Shoe-a-Rama on South 6th


“…co-owner of a shoe store” read a small section of the obituary, but, as many of us know, there is often much more to a story than meets the eye. Violet…

Early Gas Explosion


Since several members of the Local History Team work on the Reference Desk, some of the posts on this blog will be about topics that originated with reference questions. Sometimes,…