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            [title] => History in a Holiday Letter
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/12/history-in-a-holiday-letter/
            [comments] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/12/history-in-a-holiday-letter/#respond
            [pubDate] => 2020-12-02
            [date] => 2020-12-02
            [description] => Who wouldn’t have wanted to experience the artistic and cultural treasures of Europe in the company of Beulah Strong?  Born in 1866, the Massachusetts native studied art in Paris, then joined the faculty at Bowling Green’s Potter College for Young … Continue reading 
            [summary] => Who wouldn’t have wanted to experience the artistic and cultural treasures of Europe in the company of Beulah Strong?  Born in 1866, the Massachusetts native studied art in Paris, then joined the faculty at Bowling Green’s Potter College for Young … Continue reading 
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            [title] => “Abe will be reelected”
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/11/abe-will-be-reelected/
            [comments] => 
            [pubDate] => 2020-11-12
            [date] => 2020-11-12
            [description] => It was November 12, 1864, and members of the 12th Kentucky Infantry were pondering the results of the presidential election held four days earlier. Camped near Spring Hill, Tennessee, William Ballew wrote to friend Thomas Hopkins in Clinton County that … Continue reading 
            [summary] => It was November 12, 1864, and members of the 12th Kentucky Infantry were pondering the results of the presidential election held four days earlier. Camped near Spring Hill, Tennessee, William Ballew wrote to friend Thomas Hopkins in Clinton County that … Continue reading 
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            [title] => Barroom Blitz
            [link] => https://library.blog.wku.edu/2020/10/barroom-blitz/
            [comments] => 
            [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/
            [comments] => 
            [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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