Union Gen. William “Bull” Nelson had Col. Leonidas Metcalfe’s regiment arrest Richard H. Stanton and six other Southern sympathizers in Mason County, Kentucky in 1861. They were charged with aiding and abetting the confederacy and sent to Cincinnati and then transferred to Camp Chase, a federal penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio. A few days later they were sent to Fort Lafayette, a federal prison in the New York harbor. William T. Casto, a former mayor of Maysville, KY, was among those arrested. Continue reading Duel on the Fishing Shore
Early colonists celebrated their good fortune of bountiful harvest at the end of the growing and reaping season. It became a festive and religious occasion. Legislators of many states established a day for giving of thanks in following years but the dates were not uniform and it wasn’t celebrated to the same degree.
In 1863 President Abe Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day as a new national holiday. At first southerners looked upon it as a Yankee holiday as it was established at the height of the Civil War. By design the southerners demonstrated their dissension by celebrating Continue reading What’s Thanksgiving all about anyway?
In the early morning hours of October 18, 1918, American forces in the French forest of Argonne were in a nearly impossible position.
The American offensive was attempting to push through the German defense to the Decauville Railroad, a major supply artery to and from the motherland.
As the sun burned away the morning mist, the “All America” 82nd Division was bombarded by artillery and heavy fire from entrenched German machine guns lining the tops of hills in three directions. Continue reading Thanks Veterans! This special story is for you. Sgt. Alvin York, World War I Hero
The 1800’s brought an increased interest in the medical profession with medical schools increasing in size and number.
English writer Mary Shelley is best known for her horror novel Frankenstein, or the secondary title Modern Prometheus (1818). With a growing interest in the human body in the 1800’s there was a marked increase in grave robbing in North America, Europe and other parts of the world.
Daniel Rudolph who committed suicide in Topeka, Kansas, in late 1879. His body was shipped to Sugar Grove, Ohio, for burial. Grave robbing was at epidemic proportions in Ohio at the time because of the numerous medical schools located there. Several individuals at Rudolph’s funeral noticed three or four strangers prowling around the graveyard after the interment. The sexton was aware of the increased incidence of grave robbing and made it a point to visit the grave during the next two nights. Continue reading Age of the body snatchers
Planned Parenthood will be discussing advances in telemedicine, access to birth control, opportunities for starting a local chapter, and other organizational issues. Bereans for Life, Berea College’s Students for Life group, and community members will be holding a peaceful protest outside of Union Church in order to give information about why they oppose Planned Parenthood.
Bereans for Life and community members stand against Planned Parenthood because they know it will only cause harm to their community. Women have plenty of healthcare options with White House Clinic, Madison County Health Department, Women Care Center, Pregnancy Help Center, etc. Berea doesn’t need Planned Parenthood. Continue reading Berea Pro-Life Community Opposes Planned Parenthood in Berea
Col. John Floyd, a frontier surveyor, was one of the leading pioneers of Kentucky. He was one of five brothers, three of whom were killed by Indians. Two of his brothers-in-law shared a similar fate. They weren’t victims of bad luck but of the times in which they lived.
Col. Floyd was riding with his brother Charles on April 10, 1783, on his 2,000 acres called Floyd’s Station, just outside of present-day Louisville, KY. The Indians were intent on repelling the settlers from the land on which they lived and where they hunted for many years but they had not been pesky during the winter months. The Floyd brothers weren’t on a heightened alert and didn’t suspect danger. They were fired on by Indians making their early spring raids and Col. Floyd was mortally wounded. Continue reading Col. John Floyd was killed too soon
The Southern Railway earned a lucrative contract to haul mail for the United States Post Office well over a century ago. In order to continue the agreement they were required to transport large quantities of mail from location to location, intact and within certain time restraints, that is it would have to be delivered in good shape and on time.
One of Southern Railway’s engines, locomotive number 1102, was a 10 wheeler built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. It was known officially as Fast Mail but was better known as Old 97. It began its runs from Washington DC to Atlanta, Georgia in December of 1902 and earned the reputation of getting the mail to its destination pronto. Continue reading The Wreck of the Old 97