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A Submarine on North A Street?


During World War II, Americans were reminded daily to buy War Bonds to help finance the war effort.  One of the more unusual ways of raising money was the one…

A Step Back in Time


In these days of worldwide pandemic and accompanying fear of contagion, Morrisson-Reeves has had to limit its services in response.   Programs have been cancelled or moved online.  Until recently, patrons…

General Telephone Fire of 1965


In an age when most of us carry our telephones around with us, we’re never far away from a quick call, text, or any other kind of contact, much less…

New Year’s Day Flood


December 31, 2018 was wet and windy from start to finish, producing temporary ponds in backyards and streets, but little serious damage.  That was not the case more than 180 years…

Christmas from Richmond’s Past


This card dates from the late 1920s.  The Cut Rate Shoe Store opened in 1926 and changed its name to Brown-bilt Shoe Store in 1929.  One of its prime features…

Danger Ahead: Rattlesnakes in Wayne County?


During a recent Master Naturalist class at the Cope Environmental Center, respected herpetologist John Iverson of Earlham College was asked about rattlesnakes in Wayne County. Judging from the nodding heads…