Magruders who have associations with Ninian Beall will be interested in the "Fashback" series in the color comic pages of The Washington (DC) Post. While taking a few "liberties" with history, the 17 Mar 2002 strip was on "Showdown at Dunbar," on 24 Mar "Scottish Slaves" and 31 Mar "The Beall Land Grant" which details Ninian Beall's rise from "imprisonment" to owning more than 20,000 acres "which covered much of present-day Washington, D. C. including Capitol Hill, the White House and Georgetown." Creator Patrick M. Reynolds shows the latest srtrip on his web page <www.redrosestudio.com>
; alaong with some books on Scottish heritage and wars (and references to some of his other strips on NY, PA and TX). It's not every day you can cite the "funny pages" in your family research!