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            [title] => Dissing Duluth
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/08/dissing-duluth/
            [comments] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/08/dissing-duluth/#respond
            [pubDate] => 2019-08-15
            [date] => 2019-08-15
            [description] => Today, it would have caused a Twitter-storm.  On January 27, 1871, a well-liked but relatively unknown Kentucky congressman took the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and (to quote a later newspaper) brazenly “twitted” Duluth, a Minnesota town of … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Today, it would have caused a Twitter-storm.  On January 27, 1871, a well-liked but relatively unknown Kentucky congressman took the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and (to quote a later newspaper) brazenly “twitted” Duluth, a Minnesota town of … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Emancip-eight!
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/08/emancip-eight/
            [comments] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/08/emancip-eight/#respond
            [pubDate] => 2019-08-08
            [date] => 2019-08-08
            [description] => Paducah, Kentucky’s Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration is a days-long, event-filled dive into the city’s African-American heritage.  Since at least 1886, the community has been the site of an annual grand gathering to commemorate the end of slavery.  The relation … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Paducah, Kentucky’s Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration is a days-long, event-filled dive into the city’s African-American heritage.  Since at least 1886, the community has been the site of an annual grand gathering to commemorate the end of slavery.  The relation … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Ray and Ray
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/08/ray-and-ray/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-08-01
            [date] => 2019-08-01
            [description] => Like many soldiers overseas, Bowling Green’s Ray Howell (1893-1977), who served in the U.S. Army from July 1918 to September 1919, exchanged correspondence with the folks at home.  Often included were personalized postcards with a photograph meant to assure the … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Like many soldiers overseas, Bowling Green’s Ray Howell (1893-1977), who served in the U.S. Army from July 1918 to September 1919, exchanged correspondence with the folks at home.  Often included were personalized postcards with a photograph meant to assure the … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Apollo 11
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/07/apollo-11/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-07-19
            [date] => 2019-07-19
            [description] => July 20 at 10:56 EDT marks the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the moon.  Those of a certain age will remember the blurry TV images, Armstrong’s “one small step for man” declaration, and the achievement of President … Continue reading 
            [summary] => July 20 at 10:56 EDT marks the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the moon.  Those of a certain age will remember the blurry TV images, Armstrong’s “one small step for man” declaration, and the achievement of President … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “Picture Perfect” Exhibit Opens in WKU’s Special Collections
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/07/picture-perfect-exhibit-opens-in-wkus-special-collections/
            [comments] => 
            [pubDate] => 2019-07-12
            [date] => 2019-07-12
            [description] => The Department of Library Special Collections (DLSC) opened a new exhibit on July 1 in the Kentucky Building’s Jackson Gallery titled “Picture Perfect:  The Wedding Photography of Thomas W. Hughes.” The exhibit, which will run until December 15, 2019, is … Continue reading 
            [summary] => The Department of Library Special Collections (DLSC) opened a new exhibit on July 1 in the Kentucky Building’s Jackson Gallery titled “Picture Perfect:  The Wedding Photography of Thomas W. Hughes.” The exhibit, which will run until December 15, 2019, is … Continue reading 
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            [title] => A Buzzard and a Boxer
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/06/a-buzzard-and-a-boxer/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-06-20
            [date] => 2019-06-20
            [description] => Bowling Green, Ky.: They found him in September 1902 in “Hobson’s woods,” after a passerby noticed a buzzard in a nearby tree.  His head was devoid of flesh (probably courtesy of said buzzard) and his body dismembered.  There was a … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Bowling Green, Ky.: They found him in September 1902 in “Hobson’s woods,” after a passerby noticed a buzzard in a nearby tree.  His head was devoid of flesh (probably courtesy of said buzzard) and his body dismembered.  There was a … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Stitches in Time
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/06/stitches-in-time/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-06-13
            [date] => 2019-06-13
            [description] => On this June 13, National Sewing Machine Day, we remember the 19th-century English, French, German and American inventors who alleviated (or at least revised) the toil of the tailor and seamstress.  We also remember the millions of women who saw … Continue reading 
            [summary] => On this June 13, National Sewing Machine Day, we remember the 19th-century English, French, German and American inventors who alleviated (or at least revised) the toil of the tailor and seamstress.  We also remember the millions of women who saw … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “Hands, wits, and guts”
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            [pubDate] => 2019-06-06
            [date] => 2019-06-06
            [description] => June 6: the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the best- and worst-kept secret of World War II.  It was 1944, and everyone knew this would be “the year of destiny,” when the Allies would launch a massive cross-channel invasion of Europe … Continue reading 
            [summary] => June 6: the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the best- and worst-kept secret of World War II.  It was 1944, and everyone knew this would be “the year of destiny,” when the Allies would launch a massive cross-channel invasion of Europe … Continue reading 
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            [title] => SOS from Bowling Green
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/05/sos-from-bowling-green/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-05-31
            [date] => 2019-05-31
            [description] => The Manuscripts unit of Library Special Collections recently acquired an unusual letter in which a Bowling Green resident pleads with a wealthy New York merchant to send funds so that he can save his home from a judicial sale and … Continue reading 
            [summary] => The Manuscripts unit of Library Special Collections recently acquired an unusual letter in which a Bowling Green resident pleads with a wealthy New York merchant to send funds so that he can save his home from a judicial sale and … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Fool’s Gold?
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/05/fools-gold/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-05-23
            [date] => 2019-05-23
            [description] => The family name was appropriate, given what one of its members had set his sights upon.  The Miner brothers, Selden and Samuel, had left Wethersfield, Connecticut, Selden to help settle the identically named Wethersfield, Illinois, and Samuel to make a … Continue reading 
            [summary] => The family name was appropriate, given what one of its members had set his sights upon.  The Miner brothers, Selden and Samuel, had left Wethersfield, Connecticut, Selden to help settle the identically named Wethersfield, Illinois, and Samuel to make a … Continue reading 
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