Friday, December 2, 2016

The Star of Castle Rock - A Community Symbol of Hope

Today I'm blogging at HHHistory.com about one of the Christmas icons in my local area. 

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Most of my growing up years were spent in the vicinity of Castle Rock, Colorado. This is a quaint town along the I-25 corridor between Denver and Colorado Springs. The town is named after a large rock structure that is visible for some time before and after you drive through the town. To me, it never quite looked like a castle, but apparently to the early settlers, it did.

Around this time of year, one of the things that my siblings and I looked forward to the most was seeing the Christmas star shining from the top of Castle Rock. As we were driving, we'd always watch for it to come into sight. The star is quite an icon for the community, but until recently, I didn't know the interesting history behind it.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Capturing Scenes in a Jar with Giveaway

Today I'm blogging over at Stitches Thru Time sharing one of my favorite holiday crafts. Check it out for a chance to win this Winter Wonderland Scene.


http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/2016/11/capture-scene-in-jar-with-giveaway.html

I hope you all have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! 

God bless ya'll.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

3 Most Intense Presidential Elections in U.S. History

Today I'm blogging at the HHHistory blog with a giveaway! 

 
With the 2016 Presidential Election just around the corner, and with us Americans holding our breath to hear the outcome, I thought this would be a good time to walk the aisles of electoral history. Today we're exploring three of the most intense elections in American history.

1800 - The Mudslinging Election

Aaron Burr

At this early point in American history, political parties were just shaping up. The Electoral vote was a bit different then too. The candidate who claimed second place would end up as Vice President. Can you imagine if that were yet the case today? Well, 1800 was the election that changed that.

This one was a race between three men. Thomas Jefferson, his chosen V.P. Aaron Burr, and incumbent President John Adams. The contest waged between Jefferson and Adams, both of them slinging angry, nasty accusations at each other - and even their wives.
Click Here to read the full post at HHHistory.com. 


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Discovering the Titanic - September 2nd in history

What do balloons, wax and ping-pong balls have in common? They were all considered as ways to raise the Titanic.

September 2 in history - Titanic wreck is discovered!

Today I'm blogging at the HHHistory blog about the efforts to discover and raise the Titanic. I hope you'll stop by!

http://www.hhhistory.com/2016/09/discovering-sunken-titanic.html

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday Morning Devotional and #giveaway!

Today I'm blogging over at Stitches Thru Time with a Monday morning devotional and giveaway! Stop by to enter to win a custom chalkboard art!

How do you keep the fire in your prayer life? We're chatting it up at Stitches Thru Time!
http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/2016/08/no-one-likes-it-lukewarm-devotional-and.html

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

240 Years Ago...They Signed.

Today I'm blogging over at the Heroes, Heroines and History blog about this day in history.

Did you know the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed by all of the delegates until August 2nd, 1776? Sure, they adopted the resolution a month before, but the signing didn't happen until a month later. Actually, the timeline of the Declaration is fairly complex. Here are few tidbits I enjoyed discovering. :)

 Read the full post here:

http://www.hhhistory.com/2016/08/240-years-agothey-signed.html