Tag: American history

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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The Schoenfeldt family of Sheridan, Kansas worked hard on their turkey farm as these photographs reveal

The Schoenfeldt, a Russian-German family, raised turkeys on their farm in Sheridan County, Kansas in August 1939. Photojournalist Russell Lee took many photographs of the family as they went about their daily chores. Family of Mr. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security … Read More

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It might have been called the Boys’ War instead of the Civil War – here are the interesting facts

Authorities differ, and statistics bristle in the controversy, but this is the offering of the Photographic History of the Civil War: More than 2,000,000 Federal soldiers were twenty-one or under (of a total of some 2,700,000)- More than 1,000,000 were eighteen or … Read More

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