What does a Civil War descendant, Coca Cola signs, and the Great Lakes have in common' It's just some of what we've been reading this week.
"Bitter Sweet Memories, the History of a Family Home
," by Carol, on Reflections from the Fence
. The selling of the family home brought back a lot of memories of the things that had happened there. What about the history in the house where you grew up'
"Civil War Quick Tip: Really' I Was Fascinated By This Guy's Story
," by Cindy Freed, on Genealogy Circle
. Cindy discovered a Civil War descendant who discovered a link between his grandmother's attitudes and his Civil War ancestor.
"Coca Cola's Restoration of 'Ghost Murals' in Appalachia
," by Lauren C. Steele, on Appalachian History
. The sides of buildings used to double as painted billboards. The advertisements are fading away, taking history with them. Coca Cola has started a project to restore some of these historic "ghost murals."
"Even Airplane Crashes Have a Silver Lining
," by David C. J., on Mid-Continent Public Library Genealogy Blog
. When we think of finding wreckage in Lake Michigan, we usually think of ships. Turns out, there are a lot of airplanes down there, too -- and they are a wealth of aviation history.
History of the Great Lakes States
is a website with links to online books, articles, and maps for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.