History · Other Stuff

Historical Campfire Tales: General Jackson Does New Orleans

These posts come with a caveat. They are written from memory as stories for entertainment purposes. No research except getting the dates right goes into these. They are not historically accurate, and may contain things that aren’t even true. Historically accurate versions and “what really happened” comments are welcome on the thread. I did one…… Continue reading Historical Campfire Tales: General Jackson Does New Orleans

History · Nonfiction

Review: A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History by Tim Grove

I love workplace memoirs. I also love online restaurant simulators, and other games that mimic occupations. What does this mean? I have no idea. It probably just means I’m weird. The point is, despite my love of workplace memoirs, I’d never read one about museum work until this one. Tim Grove has spent several decades…… Continue reading Review: A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History by Tim Grove

History

What’s a Toothbrush Drill?

What is a toothbrush drill, and does it hurt? That was my question, anyway. I volunteer at the Tannehill museum. One job, from a while ago now, was to catalog sixteen boxes of old photographs of Alabama mining communities. These pictures were taken by the Land Department of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company,…… Continue reading What’s a Toothbrush Drill?