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            [title] => Closings and Reopenings
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/07/closings-and-reopenings/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-07-31
            [date] => 2020-07-31
            [description] => His letter written 158 years ago today showed the 22-year-old negotiating life in fits and starts.  After graduating from New York’s Hamilton College in 1859, Hector Voltaire Loving had returned to his home town of Bowling Green, Kentucky.  For the … Continue reading 
            [summary] => His letter written 158 years ago today showed the 22-year-old negotiating life in fits and starts.  After graduating from New York’s Hamilton College in 1859, Hector Voltaire Loving had returned to his home town of Bowling Green, Kentucky.  For the … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Teacher’s Watch
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/07/teachers-watch/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-07-14
            [date] => 2020-07-14
            [description] => It was just after 10 o’clock on a July evening in 1899 when Roland Patterson started a letter to his parents.  He sketched a peaceful picture.  He was seated in a large rocking chair, with a “sweet quiet pervading the … Continue reading 
            [summary] => It was just after 10 o’clock on a July evening in 1899 when Roland Patterson started a letter to his parents.  He sketched a peaceful picture.  He was seated in a large rocking chair, with a “sweet quiet pervading the … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Taking Advantage of the Fact
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/06/taking-advantage-of-the-fact/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-06-19
            [date] => 2020-06-19
            [description] => The Juneteenth celebration has its origins in the announcement delivered on June 19, 1865 by Union troops at Galveston, Texas, that “all slaves are free.”  The Confederacy’s surrender the previous April had finally put the U.S. Army in a position … Continue reading 
            [summary] => The Juneteenth celebration has its origins in the announcement delivered on June 19, 1865 by Union troops at Galveston, Texas, that “all slaves are free.”  The Confederacy’s surrender the previous April had finally put the U.S. Army in a position … Continue reading 
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            [title] => History from Home
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/06/history-from-home/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-06-05
            [date] => 2020-06-05
            [description] => Everyone knew something big was coming – just not when or where – but on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the mystery was solved.  As soon as she heard the news that morning in Calhoun, Kentucky, David Ellen Tichenor penned a … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Everyone knew something big was coming – just not when or where – but on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the mystery was solved.  As soon as she heard the news that morning in Calhoun, Kentucky, David Ellen Tichenor penned a … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Planning in Uncertain Times
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/05/planning-in-uncertain-times/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-05-28
            [date] => 2020-05-28
            [description] => The year 1946 marked the beginning of the “baby boom,” a dramatic increase in the U.S. birth rate following the Depression and World War II.  Signs of what was to come, however, had appeared at the outbreak of war, when … Continue reading 
            [summary] => The year 1946 marked the beginning of the “baby boom,” a dramatic increase in the U.S. birth rate following the Depression and World War II.  Signs of what was to come, however, had appeared at the outbreak of war, when … Continue reading 
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            [title] => In search of a cure
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/05/in-search-of-a-cure/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-05-22
            [date] => 2020-05-22
            [description] => When her late husband, astronaut John Glenn, became the first American to orbit the earth, Anna Margaret “Annie” Glenn, who lost her life to coronavirus on May 19, was herself rocketed into the public spotlight.  She found her new celebrity … Continue reading 
            [summary] => When her late husband, astronaut John Glenn, became the first American to orbit the earth, Anna Margaret “Annie” Glenn, who lost her life to coronavirus on May 19, was herself rocketed into the public spotlight.  She found her new celebrity … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “A Great House of Mourning”
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/05/a-great-house-of-mourning/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-05-15
            [date] => 2020-05-15
            [description] => We’ve blogged in the past about Kentuckians’ varied reactions to epidemics of disease.  In 1833, cholera’s assault on Federal Hill in Bardstown left permanent scars on the surviving members of the Rowan family. During an outbreak in Bowling Green in … Continue reading 
            [summary] => We’ve blogged in the past about Kentuckians’ varied reactions to epidemics of disease.  In 1833, cholera’s assault on Federal Hill in Bardstown left permanent scars on the surviving members of the Rowan family. During an outbreak in Bowling Green in … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “One entire description of suffering”
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/05/one-entire-description-of-suffering/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-05-07
            [date] => 2020-05-07
            [description] => With our prospects of travel currently unappealing and not likely to improve soon, we can at least hope that we will not return to past discomforts of wagons, coaches, and explosively coal-fired locomotives and steamboats.  One such 19th-century travel nightmare … Continue reading 
            [summary] => With our prospects of travel currently unappealing and not likely to improve soon, we can at least hope that we will not return to past discomforts of wagons, coaches, and explosively coal-fired locomotives and steamboats.  One such 19th-century travel nightmare … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Slowing the Spread
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/04/slowing-the-spread/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-04-29
            [date] => 2020-04-29
            [description] => As we know, accompanying the usual physical sufferings from an outbreak of infectious disease are fear and uncertainty, rumors and half-truths, and a search for scapegoats.  Such was the case when the 119th U.S. Colored Infantry set up camp near … Continue reading 
            [summary] => As we know, accompanying the usual physical sufferings from an outbreak of infectious disease are fear and uncertainty, rumors and half-truths, and a search for scapegoats.  Such was the case when the 119th U.S. Colored Infantry set up camp near … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Of Books and Boondoggles
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/04/of-books-and-boondoggles/
            [comments] => 
            [pubDate] => 2020-04-22
            [date] => 2020-04-22
            [description] => It was an impressive publication, not just in its ponderous title but in the amount of space it occupied on the shelf of the discriminating doctor, lawyer or businessman.  In 1909, Philip J. Noel, Sr. of Bowling Green, Kentucky purchased … Continue reading 
            [summary] => It was an impressive publication, not just in its ponderous title but in the amount of space it occupied on the shelf of the discriminating doctor, lawyer or businessman.  In 1909, Philip J. Noel, Sr. of Bowling Green, Kentucky purchased … Continue reading 
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