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America’s first Christmas card?

Irish monks in North America, centuries before Columbus? So claimed Dr. Barry Fell (1917-1994), a professor of invertebrate zoology at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, and a president of the Epigraphic Society. Fell’s claims were based on his controversial work in New World epigraphy (the study of inscriptions or epigraphs engraved into stone or […]

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Hallowed Ground: From Cook Mountain To Blair Mountain And Beyond

Please welcome guest author Dustin White, of Boone County, WV. The following article of his appeared May 25, 2011 on the Appalachian Voices website. Hallowed ground. It is a term most do not think about these days. In these so-called modern times we tend to forget words like hallowed, honored, or consecrated. One might ask, […]

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