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A romantic elopement, with an unhappy ending

The Knoxville Journal 1890-02-03 ‘An Elopement’ Chattanooga, February 2,-News reaches the city of a romantic elopement, with an unhappy ending, in Polk County, Tennessee, yesterday. A young farmer named Stancel stole the twelve year-old daughter of a planter named McCash. The eloping pair went to Cleveland and were married last night by Squire Harry Parke. […]

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It wouldn’t be long till Mary would be his own

“Well, if it isn’t Jimmy Roberts, where have you been the last two years? I have asked people about you but no one seemed to know,” inquired Mary as she spied Jimmy at the door. “Why—hello Mary! It sure is good to see you again. I don’t believe I have seen you since graduation night […]

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Sadie Hawkins Day

It’s the first Saturday in November and you’re a single girl at home watching television. Well, don’t just sit there, go out and find a man! It’s Sadie Hawkins Day! According to American folk tradition, Sadie Hawkins’ Day affords women the opportunity to ask out a man. Although not an uncommon practice today, when this […]

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