It Happened in Concord

Fox Shot - Concord Raid A fox was shot at Concord this morning. It had a weather-worn collar around its neck and apparently had once been a pet.  For several…

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A Brief History of Christmas

A Brief History of Christmas
Bringing home the Yule log

Christmas is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus although there is no evidence he was born on that day. It was declared his birthday in 440 AD. In England Christmas…

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Trial Marriages for a Year and a Day

Prior to the Reformation in the sixteenth century, when Scotland was a Catholic country rather than a Protestant one, trial marriages were very common. At annual fairs the unmarried of…

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Australia’s Emu War

Australia cannot lay claim to any great empires or epic conquests, but we do have one distinction that no other nation on Earth can boast: we are the only country…

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Princess Mary’s Christmas Gift, 1914

These decorative brass tins were sent by Princess Mary to members of the British, Colonial and Indian Armed Forces for Christmas 1914. Over 426,000 of them were distributed to those…

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