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Years ago, I visited with Anne Jones. Their plantation, Blairstown, has been in the family for years, once thriving with row crops and livestock and is still productive today with... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 10:25:40 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column
This afternoon at 3:02, the Sun will cross the equator initiating the autumnal equinox. Before the designation of seasons some cultures recognized the seasons as either rainy or dry. Others... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 21 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:28:52 PM CDT September 21, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column
4 days ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:29:10 PM CDT September 20, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column

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"Sunday, September 9, 1900 revealed one of the most horrible sights that ever a civilized people looked upon." It was... More >>
2 weeks ago Friday, September 08 2017 Sep 8, 2017 Friday, September 08, 2017 10:32:37 PM CDT September 08, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column
Thanks to ace bagpiper, Banjo Bob Cargo, we're repeating an interesting column. In 1899, classical actor Charles Coughlan, from Prince... More >>
2 weeks ago Friday, September 08 2017 Sep 8, 2017 Friday, September 08, 2017 4:10:00 AM CDT September 08, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column
Seafarers believed a major storm would occur around the end of summer, closer to the autumnal equinox in the middle... More >>
2 weeks ago Thursday, September 07 2017 Sep 7, 2017 Thursday, September 07, 2017 4:15:00 AM CDT September 07, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column
Before the advent of ice makers and ice machines, ice-cube trays were the only options to compliment a pitcher of... More >>
2 weeks ago Wednesday, September 06 2017 Sep 6, 2017 Wednesday, September 06, 2017 4:10:00 AM CDT September 06, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column
It was a dark day in early September, 1881 in New England. Only 10% of available sunlight was found that... More >>
2 weeks ago Tuesday, September 05 2017 Sep 5, 2017 Tuesday, September 05, 2017 4:10:00 AM CDT September 05, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column

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