Tag: American history

Belcher Ogden Mansion in NJ – where the British almost caught Gen. Washington but spoiled a wedding instead

*Note: The language below may be a little antiquated because they are excerpts and transcriptions from a the book  –Transcription from Historic Houses of New Jersey By Weymer Jay Mills .J. B. Lippincott Company – written in  1902 The Belcher Mansion … Read More

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This bombing 101 years ago today is probably the first film of domestic terrorism in the United States!

Dramatic video of an bombing in San Francisco in 1916 – minutes after it occurred. The Preparedness Day Bombing took place in San Francisco, California on July 22, 1916, when the city held a parade in honor of Preparedness Day, … Read More

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July 4th Fireworks in Kentucky was not what you would expect!

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS By Joyce Ray Wheeler (b. January 4, 1926- d. November 1 2012) A tragedy for our tiny Kentucky town occurred at midnight on July 4, 1941 when I was fifteen years old. The stillness of the night … Read More

About Joyce Ray Wheeler

Joyce Ray Wheeler was born in Kentucky, but after marriage and two sons she and her husband, Dr. Ruric Wheeler she moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1953. She was a former school teacher for a short while.  She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Samford University and a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for women for many years. She enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and writing her memories. Joyce passed away November 2, 2012. Her obituary and memorial can be seen at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Wheeler&lc=4394&pid=160800084&mid=5294496

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