Category Archives: USA

Money Talks

Snippets 174.  Which country is the most “free” for the people who live there, the USA or the UK?  I wouldn’t like to make a judgement on that, but in 1889 travel writer Max O’Rell expressed a very clear opinion … Continue reading

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Nature’s Freezer

Quick Quotes 18. The following is taken from Travels in Lower Canada, by Joseph Sansom (1820): Quebec is subjected to frequent rains, by the neighbouring mountains which arrest the clouds in its vicinity; and it has little to boast of … Continue reading

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Beauty and Misery

Quick Quotes 17. The following is taken from Travels in Lower Canada, by Joseph Sansom (1820): On my return toward Quebec, I proceeded more leisurely than I had done in coming down, and now found time to admire the beautiful … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 5

Christmas History 32.  Recently on Windows into History we have been looking at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead, writing about how they spent their Christmas.  The following is one last selection: My … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 4

Christmas History 31.  Recently on Windows into History we have been looking at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead, writing about how they spent their Christmas.  The following is another selection: I am … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 3

Christmas History 30.  Recently on Windows into History we have been looking at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead, writing about how they spent their Christmas.  The following is another selection: Christmas was … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 2

Christmas History 29.  Last time we looked at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead.  The following is another, heartwarming selection: Christmas eve we were surprised with a Christmas tree. There were about … Continue reading

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