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Grinders, Claws, Darwin, and Dinosaurs

Grinders, Claws, Darwin, and Dinosaurs

The illustration above was painted by Beth Zaiken and is on display at the New York State Museum located at the southern end of the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany New York. Beth was contacted by the museum to create background murals for...
Fossils Take Center Stage

Fossils Take Center Stage

  The image above illustrates the magnitude of the disdain and contempt Professors Cope and Marsh had for each other based on articles and headlines from the 1890 New York Herald.  Developed by an Austrian artist on Deviant art identified...
If I  had a wagon – About

If I had a wagon – About

Heading West We know that Marshall traveled in a wagon train in the spring of 1866 first along the St. Joe Road, then the Great Platte River Road, and come into Denver on the Overland Trail. The St. Joe road can be approximated along any number of state highways...
George Felch

George Felch

George Felch Most information in this blog is paraphrased or quoted from a book published by the  Seventh New Hampshire Veteran Association in 1896 entitled the Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion written by Henry Little. George Felch...
Charles and Sarah Zimmerman (Felch)

Charles and Sarah Zimmerman (Felch)

Charles parents John and Anna were both born in the Bern Switzerland area before migrating to Tuscarawas County Ohio in the 1830’s. They probably lived in the Sugar Creek area that is known for both its Amish and Swiss heritage.  They were later married in 1848...