Category : Historical Background

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Brandywine Raceway, The Last Race, 1989, DE Public Archives
Brandywine Raceway was a 5/8 mile Standardbred harness track in Wilmington, Delaware, that opened in September 7, 1953, and closed on December 28, 1989. The first race was won by Head Pin for a purse of $900 before 13,500 fans. Horseracing-tracks.com describes the track this way: “When Brandywine Raceway first opened it was your traditional …
Woodlawn Trustees Preserve, Cool Tree
The Woodlawn Trustees Preserve is a large area of open space located in North Wilmington, Delaware, that lies along the west side of Route 202. It’s somewhat difficult to determine when you are on Woodlawn land, since signage is minimal, but most of the fields are lined with large boulders. I mostly hike the area …
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Reading, PA (2)
Postcards from Reading, PA, a city in Berks County, in southern Pennsylvania. These are free to use in school projects or other works.
Gettysburg is in Adams County, Pennsylvania. These postcards are in the public domain so you may use them in any way you like.
Some Berwick, Adams County, Pennsylvania postcards. These are all in the public domain so you may use them in any way you like.
The First Residents of Jamestown
In 2015 I visited Jamestown, Virginia, and was particularly interested in the first inhabitants of the town. I found this list while I was there. At the time I was looking into Samuel Jordan, who is not on this list and turns out to be a later resident of the town, and who also turns …
0051 - Main Boating Landing, Pymatuning
My husband’s great-grandfather, Frank L. Fay, was a Pennsylvania state senator from 1926 to 1934. In 1929 he was instrumental in pushing through legislation to fund the creation of the Pymatuning dam. The Pymatuning Dam is located on the Shenango River in near the Crawford-Mercer County line in western Pennsylvania, about 17 miles from the …
Couches Creek Topographic Map
My ancestor, Edward Jordan, secured a grant for 654 acres of land along Couches Creek in the newly formed Lunenburg County, Virginia, in 1748. In 1720, Thomas Couch, Sr., received a land grant in Brunswick County (now Lunenburg County, formed in 1746) along what is known today as Couches Creek. Couches Creek Zip code: 23952 …
Archer Jordan (1770-1835) Grave Marker
The Old Jordan Cemetery is located at Triune, Williamson County, Tennessee. Triune is an unincorporated community in eastern Williamson County, Tennessee, approximately halfway between Franklin and Murfreesboro. The community is located along the Wilson Branch of the Harpeth River. The intersection of former local roads State Route 96 (Murfreesboro Road) and the concurrency of U.S. …
A Treasury of Kith and Kin was researched and compiled by genealogy researcher Wilma Vaughan Chunn from 1971 to 1979. In it she covers part of my Jordan line of Virginia and Tennessee. This book appears to be out of print but a copy exists at the Rutherford County Library in Tennessee. A kind relative …
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