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A postcard written by the Titanic’s wireless operator could sell for up to $15,000

An original postcard written by a crew member of the Titanic just weeks before it sank is about to be auctioned off for up to $15,000. The rare collectible was written by Jack Phillips in March 1912 to his sister, Elsie, days before the Titanic was set for its sea trials and weeks before it… Continue reading A postcard written by the Titanic’s wireless operator could sell for up to $15,000

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Allis-Chalmers B-210 Project

Allis-Chalmers B210 from advertising material(Courtesy of SimpleTrACtors.com) After many years I've finally started another Allis-Chalmers restoration project. This tractor is a little smaller--and it's yellow instead of orange! This is a late 1960s Allis-Chalmers B-210 lawn tractor. The tractor itself is in good shape, but the Briggs & Stratton engine needs some TLC. These were… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers B-210 Project

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Veteran’s Etchings in Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Veteran’s etchings from historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home tower Check out this awesome story! It’s neat when you find notes/traces of people from the past. In the old Oshkosh B’gosh factory in Oshkosh—now the Winnebago County Administration Building—there are dates and weather reports etched into some the wood paneled walls in old coal storage area in… Continue reading Veteran’s Etchings in Milwaukee Soldiers Home

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Covid-19 Journal Project

I hope that all of my readers and followers have been staying safe and healthy during this wild chapter of world history. My family and I have been taking the necessary precautions to keep ourselves safe these past three months--social distancing, masks, and practicing good hygiene It's been a tough and strenuous quarantine, but we… Continue reading Covid-19 Journal Project

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A Letter to Ella Frederick

  I've posted letters written to my Grand-Aunt Lorraine. I have one letter in that stack that was written to her mother, my great-grandmother, Ella (Zillmer) Frederick. Ella was suffering from an illness for at least a year or so. This letter was written to her by a niece up in Tomah, Wisconsin. At the… Continue reading A Letter to Ella Frederick

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New-ish Family Photos

With all of the craziness going on in the world, I am taking some time to do some family history work. I scanned some Frederick family photos given to me a few years ago by my 1st cousin 1x removed. I am also still working on transcribing letters written to my Great Aunt Lorraine as… Continue reading New-ish Family Photos