Monthly Archives: August 2013

Winnie Davis: The Daughter of the Confederacy

Varina Anne Davis was a tragic story from the start. Winnie Davis’ First Years “Little Pie Cake” as she was called for the first year of her life, entered the world in June, 1864, the second daughter and sixth child … Continue reading

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The Herbert Hoover Presidential Site

It is not Paris.  It is not even Mt. Vernon.  But history lovers must not overlook the charmer of an understated and underrated Presidential Birthplace and Library in tiny little West Branch, Iowa.  The Herbert Hoover Birthplace Herbert Hoover was … Continue reading

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Julia Tyler: Fashionista

About five years before becoming a First Lady, a nineteen-year-old Julia Gardiner was featured in an actual advertising promotion. Miss Julia Gardiner Julia Gardiner was pretty, socially prominent, and very very rich.  Her father, Senator David Gardiner, was a “Gardiner … Continue reading

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Mrs. Adams Goes to Paris

Abigail Adams had never been farther from home than Boston, when her husband sent for her to come to Paris. The Separations of Abigail and John Adams When the Adamses married in 1764, John Adams was a struggling attorney, riding … Continue reading

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