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Sweethearts Of The West · 3d ago

Weird Texas: A Book Review, Sort of

I am fascinated by strange or unusual places, occurrences and historical mysteries, as well as untapped powers of the human mind. That’s why I feature psychic characters in my novels and why...
Sweethearts Of The West · 4d ago

The Wild Wonders of Hoover Dam by Sarah J. McNeal

One of the most fascinating places I’ve ever been was when I visited Hoover Dam, an American icon. Although I had seen it in movies and documentaries, nothing prepared me for the magnificenc...
Sweethearts Of The West · 6d ago

The Messiah Festival by Linda K. Hubalek

It's Easter Sunday and I'm listening to the Messiah right now, online from our local radio station...and I realize I didn't get my post up for today. So here's today's post about a group of ...
Sweethearts Of The West · 1W ago

Sand Pounders of WWII

I don't know how I chanced upon this topic—"Sand Pounders." But, it intrigued me. I couldn't imagine what the term referred to until I read the article. Then it all made sense, and I thought...
Sweethearts Of The West · 1W ago

All Hail Texas Pecans! (and a recipe)

In Texas, pecans are a Big Deal. The trees are native to the state, and according the archaeological record, they’ve been here since long before humans arrived. When people did arrive, they ...
Sweethearts Of The West · 1W ago

Boxes by E. Ayers

 Anyone who writes historically accurate fiction spends a lot of time researching stuff. Stories written in the romance genre tend to not always be correct…probably because a lot of people...
Sweethearts Of The West · 2W ago

THE RICHEST WOMAN IN AMERICA

By Celia YearyMARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POSTMarjorie Merriweather Post was one of America's earliest and most famous heiresses, socialites and philanthropists. As the founder of General Foods in...
Sweethearts Of The West · 2W ago

READING, 'RITING and 'RITHMETIC by Cheri Kay Clifton

Some of us may recall hearing the historic American song, “School Days.” The song was written in 1907 by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards. It was about a mature couple reminiscing about their child...
Sweethearts Of The West · 3W ago

Scurvy: "As Common As Damaged Flour"

By Paisley Kirkpatrick Besides cholera and other deadly diseases, emigrants slogging across the country faced an often fatal condition known through the ages as scurvy. Whereas cholera occur...
Sweethearts Of The West · 3W ago

TRAVELING BY TRAIN IN STYLE - PULLMAN RAIL CARS

By Ashley Kath-Bilsky Admittedly, I have always had a fascination with trains. Perhaps it had something to do with the stories my mother told me of traveling by train. She had been a prof...