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Blog

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            [title] => “I’d rather have the wisdom than the bliss”
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/11/id-rather-have-the-wisdom-than-the-bliss/
            [comments] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/11/id-rather-have-the-wisdom-than-the-bliss/#respond
            [pubDate] => 2019-11-07
            [date] => 2019-11-07
            [description] => “Someone sent me ‘Beauchampe,’” wrote Sallie McElroy in her journal on October 26, 1857.  The anonymous gift she was referring to was a book by William Gilmore Simms—a reboot, actually, of his 1842 work Beauchampe; or the Kentucky Tragedy: A … Continue reading 
            [summary] => “Someone sent me ‘Beauchampe,’” wrote Sallie McElroy in her journal on October 26, 1857.  The anonymous gift she was referring to was a book by William Gilmore Simms—a reboot, actually, of his 1842 work Beauchampe; or the Kentucky Tragedy: A … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “O how horrible”
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/10/o-how-horrible/
            [comments] => 
            [pubDate] => 2019-10-31
            [date] => 2019-10-31
            [description] => Everyone seems to agree that the most haunted town in Kentucky is Perryville, especially the Civil War field where, on October 8, 1862, some 7,600 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded in a battle that ranked as the … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Everyone seems to agree that the most haunted town in Kentucky is Perryville, especially the Civil War field where, on October 8, 1862, some 7,600 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded in a battle that ranked as the … Continue reading 
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            [title] => A Haunted Hollow
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/10/a-haunted-hollow/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-10-24
            [date] => 2019-10-24
            [description] => In 1899, his work as a surveyor took Lee Fisher away from his wife and young children in Iowa and into the backwoods of eastern Kentucky.  In a series of letters, he shared with wife Adah his impressions of the … Continue reading 
            [summary] => In 1899, his work as a surveyor took Lee Fisher away from his wife and young children in Iowa and into the backwoods of eastern Kentucky.  In a series of letters, he shared with wife Adah his impressions of the … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Bring out the women!
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/10/bring-out-the-women/
            [comments] => 
            [pubDate] => 2019-10-17
            [date] => 2019-10-17
            [description] => It was the presidential election year of 1920, and Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow had a woman problem.  Sworn into office on December 9, 1919, Morrow, a Republican, had thumped his Democratic rival James D. Black by running on a … Continue reading 
            [summary] => It was the presidential election year of 1920, and Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow had a woman problem.  Sworn into office on December 9, 1919, Morrow, a Republican, had thumped his Democratic rival James D. Black by running on a … Continue reading 
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            [title] => A Clutch Performance
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/10/a-clutch-performance/
            [comments] => 
            [pubDate] => 2019-10-10
            [date] => 2019-10-10
            [description] => In fall 1860, Sallie McElroy Knott enjoyed recording in her journal her impressions of the young Prince of Wales when he visited the St. Louis Fair.  Newly married, Sallie was living with her husband, future Kentucky governor J. Proctor Knott, … Continue reading 
            [summary] => In fall 1860, Sallie McElroy Knott enjoyed recording in her journal her impressions of the young Prince of Wales when he visited the St. Louis Fair.  Newly married, Sallie was living with her husband, future Kentucky governor J. Proctor Knott, … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Sallie and the Prince
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/10/sallie-and-the-prince/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-10-03
            [date] => 2019-10-03
            [description] => It was the 1860 fall fair season, and St. Louis, Missouri was abuzz over a royal visit to the Fifth Annual Fair of the city’s Agricultural and Mechanical Association.  Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) was … Continue reading 
            [summary] => It was the 1860 fall fair season, and St. Louis, Missouri was abuzz over a royal visit to the Fifth Annual Fair of the city’s Agricultural and Mechanical Association.  Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) was … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Dear Congressman Carter
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/09/dear-congressman-carter/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-09-26
            [date] => 2019-09-26
            [description] => On February 6, 1974, a resolution of the House of Representatives gave the Judiciary Committee authority to investigate the possible impeachment of President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal.  Watching the proceedings closely was Kentucky’s Fifth District representative, Republican Tim … Continue reading 
            [summary] => On February 6, 1974, a resolution of the House of Representatives gave the Judiciary Committee authority to investigate the possible impeachment of President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal.  Watching the proceedings closely was Kentucky’s Fifth District representative, Republican Tim … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Nothing New Under the Sun
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/09/nothing-new-under-the-sun/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-09-25
            [date] => 2019-09-25
            [description] => A recent acquisition for the Department of Special Collections highlights the American or Know-Nothing Party of Kentucky. The flier offers notice to the Subordinate Councils of Kentucky as they clearly state the organization’s purpose. It was, in part, to “put … Continue reading 
            [summary] => A recent acquisition for the Department of Special Collections highlights the American or Know-Nothing Party of Kentucky. The flier offers notice to the Subordinate Councils of Kentucky as they clearly state the organization’s purpose. It was, in part, to “put … Continue reading 
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            [title] => He Knew his ABCs
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/09/he-knew-his-abcs/
            [comments] => 
            [pubDate] => 2019-09-19
            [date] => 2019-09-19
            [description] => Perhaps feeling justified during a time of war, in 1943 Congressman Hampton P. Fulmer decided to push back against a cranky voter.  The South Carolina Democrat, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, had received a complaint from Eugene M. Biggers … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Perhaps feeling justified during a time of war, in 1943 Congressman Hampton P. Fulmer decided to push back against a cranky voter.  The South Carolina Democrat, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, had received a complaint from Eugene M. Biggers … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Miss Em
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/09/miss-em/
            [comments] => 
            [pubDate] => 2019-09-10
            [date] => 2019-09-10
            [description] => It was summer 1913, and Put-in-Bay, Ohio was gearing up to celebrate the centennial of one of the most important naval battles of the War of 1812.  On September 10, 1813, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry wrested control of Lake Erie … Continue reading 
            [summary] => It was summer 1913, and Put-in-Bay, Ohio was gearing up to celebrate the centennial of one of the most important naval battles of the War of 1812.  On September 10, 1813, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry wrested control of Lake Erie … Continue reading 
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