Edward, Elizabeth, and their World

Edward, Elizabeth, and their World

Like many immigrants to Pennsylvania, Edward and Elizabeth Morgan were farmers. This is the story of Daniel Boone’s maternal grandparents, Edward and Elizabeth Morgan, and the world of which they were a part. Early eighteenth century records, particularly records for...

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Drop in Workshop at Home: Shut the Box

Drop in Workshop at Home: Shut the Box

Shut the Box is a simple game with a long history. There is evidence that a version of the game as we know it existed since the 12th century. It was a popular choice for travelers, sailors, and soldiers, and has a long history as a pub game. It was very popular...

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Keeping a COVID-19 Journal

Keeping a COVID-19 Journal

For many of us, we often do not think that we will be living history: yet here we are. The spread of COVID-19, our subsequent national social distancing and self quarantining, and the effects of this pandemic on all aspects of our life is only starting to become...

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When Artichoke Was King

When Artichoke Was King

In transcribing William Leister’s diaries from the early twentieth century, little details occasionally pop out at the reader and we ask ourselves, “What’s the story behind this?” For us, that occurred when we began transcribing Mr. Leister’s diaries beginning in 1923...

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