The year was 1907. A brief survey of news headlines from that year reveal a handful of noteworthy events. The Chicago Cubs won the first of their two World Series’ before their infamous championship drought.
“An apple is an excellent thing—until you have tried a peach.” George du Maurier It’s summertime. Can you smell it? The sweet aroma of freshly picked peaches—there’s nothing like a juicy, mouth-watering, two-napkin peach. And
In an earlier post I wrote about the magnificent Biltmore House and Gardens in Ashville, North Carolina. The grand estate consists of 250 rooms and covers four acres of floorspace; it is the largest privately-owned
A plain marble slab marks the final resting place in a historical cemetery in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The inscription on the marble top simply reads, “Alice.” Born to a prominent family, Alice Flagg grew
It was a necessary victory. General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Department of Tennessee had already made several attempts to reach the Breadbasket of the Confederacy, and with each defeat, refused to give up.
Recently I purchased a book about Mark Twain written by a local author. For years I have enjoyed the collection of stories Mr. Twain has blessed us with, and his fascination with the Mississippi intrigues
In 1776, when war broke out, the Moore’s of Walnut Grove Plantation, were in imminent danger. Tensions were rising, and not just between the Americans and the British. The colonists were in an uproar—there was
What makes the world famous Vidalia onion so unusually different? How is it that this succulent vegetable has such an ambrosial flavor? In late spring, 1931, in Toombs County Georgia, Moses Coleman made a disheartening
Making plans to vacation in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina this summer? Why not spend some of your time at the spectacular Biltmore House and Gardens? The estate includes the main house,