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            [title] => Barroom Blitz
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/10/barroom-blitz/
            [comments] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/10/barroom-blitz/#respond
            [pubDate] => 2020-10-26
            [date] => 2020-10-26
            [description] => According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Democrat James Franklin Clay had made an admirable showing in Washington as representative for Kentucky’s Second Congressional District.  When the Henderson lawyer sought re-election in 1884, however, he faced a challenge from within his own … Continue reading 
            [summary] => According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Democrat James Franklin Clay had made an admirable showing in Washington as representative for Kentucky’s Second Congressional District.  When the Henderson lawyer sought re-election in 1884, however, he faced a challenge from within his own … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Left to their own devices
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/10/left-to-their-own-devices/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-10-12
            [date] => 2020-10-12
            [description] => Bots and trolls aside, some of us may find our devices useful in making sense of the forthcoming election: to research candidates and polling places, request an absentee ballot, or get texts and updates from our favored office-seekers.  But the … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Bots and trolls aside, some of us may find our devices useful in making sense of the forthcoming election: to research candidates and polling places, request an absentee ballot, or get texts and updates from our favored office-seekers.  But the … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “I have only a few suggestions”
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/09/i-have-only-a-few-suggestions/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-09-26
            [date] => 2020-09-26
            [description] => Bowling Green native Dorothy Grider (1915-2012) wasn’t even out of high school before she began summer studies at the Phoenix Art Institute in New York.  To earn a scholarship to the Institute after her freshman year at WKU, she submitted … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Bowling Green native Dorothy Grider (1915-2012) wasn’t even out of high school before she began summer studies at the Phoenix Art Institute in New York.  To earn a scholarship to the Institute after her freshman year at WKU, she submitted … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “A rich morsel to roll under their tongues”
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/09/a-rich-morsel-to-roll-under-their-tongues/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-09-14
            [date] => 2020-09-14
            [description] => Like many young couples in the 19th century, they courted through their letters.  After they met early in 1880, Nellie Gates, 24, of Calhoun, Kentucky and Robert Coleman “Coley” Duncan, 26, began a correspondence.  Their face-to-face time was limited, as … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Like many young couples in the 19th century, they courted through their letters.  After they met early in 1880, Nellie Gates, 24, of Calhoun, Kentucky and Robert Coleman “Coley” Duncan, 26, began a correspondence.  Their face-to-face time was limited, as … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Let Us Serenade You
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/08/let-us-serenade-you/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-08-31
            [date] => 2020-08-31
            [description] => They were late-night, improvised musical events that captured the romantic imaginations of nineteenth-century students, particularly those at Southern women’s colleges.  At Bowling Green’s Potter College for Young Ladies (located where WKU’s Cherry Hall now stands), these “midnight serenades,” courtesy of … Continue reading 
            [summary] => They were late-night, improvised musical events that captured the romantic imaginations of nineteenth-century students, particularly those at Southern women’s colleges.  At Bowling Green’s Potter College for Young Ladies (located where WKU’s Cherry Hall now stands), these “midnight serenades,” courtesy of … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Ambitious Women and Postmasters
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/08/ambitious-women-and-postmasters/
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            [pubDate] => 2020-08-17
            [date] => 2020-08-17
            [description] => In summer 1913, life was becoming intolerable for Nannie England.  The 35-year-old Bardstown native had lost her husband Alfred to tuberculosis two years earlier, her 11-year-old son Edward had just been accidentally killed in a dynamite explosion, and the mortgage … Continue reading 
            [summary] => In summer 1913, life was becoming intolerable for Nannie England.  The 35-year-old Bardstown native had lost her husband Alfred to tuberculosis two years earlier, her 11-year-old son Edward had just been accidentally killed in a dynamite explosion, and the mortgage … Continue reading 
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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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