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Schoenbrunn Fifes and Drums

  This fife and drum unit performed at the Schoenbrunn Village Trade Faire.

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Schoenbrunn Village Trade Faire

Schoenbrunn Village, a restored Moravian Indian town near New Philadelphia, Ohio, hosts a Colonial Faire every October. I played 18th-century tunes on mandolin until the cold inhibited the proper functioning of my fingers, and I took photos after playing.

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Mother Bickerdyke: “She outranks me.”

Published in The Alliance Review Feb. 10, 2009 The Civil War’s nearly forgotten nurse addressed attendees of Rodman Public Library’s Uncivil War program Monday evening, the first of three sessions during Black History Month. Washington Township resident Carolyn Caskey regularly … Continue reading

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Susannah Grimes Hilton

Carolyn Caskey, of Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio, portrayed WT resident Susannah Grimes Hilton, wife of Samuel Hilton, last week for the Beechwood Pioneers, the senior citizens group of Beechwood United Methodist Church. Susannah lived during the Civil War and … Continue reading

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Anthony Gibbs as John Parker

Photo of Anthony Gibbs provided by Zoar Community Association. Underground Railroad conductor John Parker, who lived in Ripley and helped many escaping slaves find freedom, came to life Friday, Sept. 18, in Zoar in the person of Anthony Gibbs, who … Continue reading

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Underground Railroad Conductor John Parker

“These were the days of passion and battle which turned father against son, and neighbor against neighbor.” — John Parker John Parker was born a slave in Virginia in 1827, the son of a slave woman and the plantation owner, … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Shop purveys a variety of historical arms and goods

Published Feb. 3, 2006 A customer can enter the Log Cabin Shop wearing sneakers and a T-shirt, and he can exit clad in fringe, leather, fur and moccasins, armed with a Pennsylvania long rifle, ready for the 18th century. The … Continue reading

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