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            [title] => A Clutch Performance
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/10/a-clutch-performance/
            [comments] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/10/a-clutch-performance/#respond
            [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/
            [comments] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/10/sallie-and-the-prince/#respond
            [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/
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            [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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            [title] => Hudson Is Hire Intern for Fall 2019
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/09/hudson-is-hire-intern-for-fall-2019/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-09-04
            [date] => 2019-09-04
            [description] => Hannah Hudson, the youngest daughter of Mark and Scarlett Hudson, has been named the Dr. Delroy & Patricia Hire Special Collections Intern for 2019. Hannah is a lifelong resident of Macon County, Tennessee, and a 2018 graduate of Red Boiling … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Hannah Hudson, the youngest daughter of Mark and Scarlett Hudson, has been named the Dr. Delroy & Patricia Hire Special Collections Intern for 2019. Hannah is a lifelong resident of Macon County, Tennessee, and a 2018 graduate of Red Boiling … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “A straight shirttail for home”
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/08/a-straight-shirttail-for-home/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-08-29
            [date] => 2019-08-29
            [description] => William Weldon was 22 when he left his mother, father and 16-year-old brother Vachel in Ballard County, Kentucky and struck out for Arkansas in 1848.  The entire family was on the lookout for opportunities elsewhere: Vachel would decamp for Texas … Continue reading 
            [summary] => William Weldon was 22 when he left his mother, father and 16-year-old brother Vachel in Ballard County, Kentucky and struck out for Arkansas in 1848.  The entire family was on the lookout for opportunities elsewhere: Vachel would decamp for Texas … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Serendipity Knocks
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/08/serendipity-knocks/
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            [pubDate] => 2019-08-23
            [date] => 2019-08-23
            [description] => Mike Sisk, a WKU alumni and teacher in the Hardin County Schools, recently donated a collection of family and business letters related to the Green family of Falls of Rough in Breckinridge County.  This complemented a collection of fifty-two boxes … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Mike Sisk, a WKU alumni and teacher in the Hardin County Schools, recently donated a collection of family and business letters related to the Green family of Falls of Rough in Breckinridge County.  This complemented a collection of fifty-two boxes … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Dissing Duluth
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2019/08/dissing-duluth/
            [comments] => 
            [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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