Tag: American history

Vintage film of Annie Oakley in action – taken in 1894

“Annie OakleyAnnie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey; August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her “amazing talent”[1] first came to light when the then-15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married). The couple joined Buffalo Bill’s … Read More

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Amazing historical photos of workers and people at opening of 1930s Garment Plant in New Jersey

Hightstown, New Jersey – The Opening of the Garment Plant (Continued from Hightstown, New Jersey – Moving day and a surprise statue) “The central idea back of Jersey Homesteads was co-operation. M. L. Wilson stated that the “pattern of the … Read More

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One hundred and twenty years ago today, the modern Olympics first celebration took place in Athens

The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place on April 6, 1896, at its ancient birthplace of Athens and closed on April 15, 1896. The Winners were given a silver medal, while runners-up received a copper medal.  Retroactively, … Read More

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Sometimes we forget to teach our children the little things

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE  Sometimes we forget to teach our children the little things by Jean Butterworth Recently I observed a young Boy Scout Troup performing a service project which involved putting up signs on a nature trail in … Read More

About Jean Butterworth

Jean Champion Butterworth is originally from Tuscaloosa County, graduating from Tuscaloosa County High School, Druid City Hospital School of Nursing and The University of Alabama. She is a retired nurse. Working 27 years at The Children’s Hospital as Department Director, Specialty Clinics. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, The Middle East, and Eastern Europe. She can be contacted at jeanbutterworth1@gmail.com

She also has a Kindle book entitled, Chinaberries and Other Memories of Alabama

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