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Archway at Glen Miller Park

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“…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

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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,…

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